AFRICAN KINGS by International Photographer James C. Lewis | King Askia Muhammad I (1443 – 1538), born Muhammad Ture ou Mohamed Toure in Futa Tooro, later called Askia, also known as Askia the Great, was an emperor, military commander, and political reformer of the Songhai Empire in the late 15th century, the successor of Sunni Ali Beer. Askia Muhammad strengthened his country and made it the largest country in West Africa's history | Model: David Ferrell.
Austrian photographer Alfred Weidinger captures the essence of African Royalty through his five year project known as "The last kings of Africa." So far, Weidinger has photographed 220 tribal kings and leaders, with many more to go. Weidinger had no definitive guide to help him locate all of Africa's royals and tribal leaders. Armed with only two cameras and a tripod, his trips were mostly improvised.