TALENTS – TONY WEIR: “THE NEW STEREOTYPE”, DETROIT

Today, I launch the first post of the new “Talents” series, a space to showcase and learn about the work of emerging creatives in the fields of black fashion, photography, and the fine art. Tony ‘Redd’ Weir (Instagram: @_iamtonyredd) is the mind and eye behind the Detroit chapter of the itinerant photo and web series  “The New Stereotype”, which aims at “creating positive imagery and celebrate …

REFASHIONING HISTORY: ON ANGELA DAVIS’ AFROIMAGES AND ALEX JOACHIM’S THE BLACK PANTHERS PROJECT 2016

In 1994 Angela Davis wrote an article for Critical Inquiry attacking the media for representing her as a style icon. The discovery that the New York Times Magazine has named her one of America’s top “trendsetters” leads Davis to explore the terms of her public role to understand how her self-image measures against the visual politics of mainstream culture at a critical time for black politics. The core of “Afro Images”, now part of the …