The title refers to the phrase ‘the Dark Continent’ coined by European leaders, those that were heavily involved in the slave trade, to justify colonialism and anti-Blackness. It was called the Dark Continent because it was a way of legitimizing the enslavement of Black people and exploitation of Africa’s resources. The phrase itself was popularized by the British explorer Henry M. Stanley, who with an eye to boosting sales titled one of his accounts ‘Through the Dark Continent’ and another ‘In Darkest Africa.’ As a result of these publications Europeans came to belief danger, disease, and death were part of the uncharted reality called Africa. The images portrayed challlenge and demistify this notion and shows land and seascapes of an Africa that is anything but dark. But a vibrant continent of immense beauty and pride.