VISUALS: ANTHONY BILA PORTRAITS HIS MOTHER IN SOUTH AFRICAN CLOTHING FOR HERITAGE MONTH

Anthony Bila, the photographer renowned for popularising South African street cultures across the globe, photographed his mother Ethel for Heritage Month, also known as Braai Day and Shaka Day. Mandela created it in 1996 to celebrate the diversity of cultures and beliefs of the country.     Bila portrays his mother in styles of her creation, which pay homage to …

ANTHONY BILA: BLACK HISTORY MARCH. WHEN FASHION PLEASES TO TEACH EMPOWERMENT

Last week South African photographer and video-maker Anthony Bila released a new volume of his yearly series “Black History March.” The 3-minute video features the fashion duo Sartists and pays homage to 1950s fashion with beautiful visuals and the dandies’s classic styling. Following a project that they have been pursuing for some time and independently of each other, Bila and the Sartists join forces to …