Paragliding Africa

How one photographer captured the continent from the sky—with a fan strapped to his back.
African Air still by George Steinmetz

Photo by George Steinmetz


Flying in a motorized paraglider over one of the most diverse continents in the world, George Steinmetz captures in his photographs the stunning beauty, potential, and hope of Africa's landscapes and people. See the project at

Steinmetz's fascination with Africa began with what turned into a two-and-a-half year trip in 1979. Since then, he has visited almost all the countries on the continent.

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