For the past several years, Berlin-born, Amsterdam-based photographer Julia Gunther has been criss-crossing the African continent looking for different stories to tell, specifically focusing on Africa’s women. From Ruth Jones of the Manenberg Church Brigade in Cape Town, South Africa to the Balule Nature Reserve’s “Black Mambas”—an all-female anti-poaching unit—Gunther’s work sheds a fresh light on oft-overlooked subjects.

In the video below, she describes more of her ongoing “Proud Women of Africa” project—


Editors’ Note: The cover photo of this article comes from the most recent installment of “Proud Women of Africa,” which focuses on Malawi’s Under-19 Women’s Cricket Team. The article was originally published on Al Jazeera.