TALENTS – THEOPHILUS MARBOAH: “ECHOES AND AGREEMENTS”

Theo Marboah, a student of medicine at Pavia University, has a passion for contemporary African and Afrodiasporic visual culture. I had the chance to hear Theo speak in Palermo at Resignifications: The Black Mediterranean, where he introduced “Echoes and Agreements” (“Echi and Accordi” in Italian), an ongoing digital experiment that uses diptychs to bring together archival images from the Black diaspora …

VISUALS: STEPHEN TAYO DOCUMENTS NIGERIAN STREET STYLES

Stephen Tayo is a documentary photographer whose street shots capture everyday life in Lagos. Many of such pictures reflect self-styling practices and dress cultures in urban and rural contexts. They are therefore a great source of research and learning if you are interested in Nigerian street fashion. Tayo’s work has been featured in Vogue,  It’s Nice That, and Coeval Magazine. …

VISUALS: MALAAN AJANG PHOTOGRAPHED BY LUCA VINCENZO

I love this editorial by South Africa-based photographer Luca Vincenzo featuring the Sudanese model Malaan Ajang. It captures the focus on black identity and the boho atmosphere of the afrosartorial aesthetic.   As a matter of fact, I seem to love all of Vincenzo’s works 🙂        

TALENTS – PETER IRUNGU: HERITAGE AND KENYAN MODERNITY

Peter Irungu is a Kenyan creative focusing on digital art. He specialises in landscape and cityscape photography, creating exciting timelapse shots of Nairobi, where he is based. I caught up with Peter via email to discuss his recent switch to fashion photography and what the future has in store for him.   Here is our exchange: *** You are primarily …

TALENTS: IN CONVERSATION WITH SIZE MBIZA

“Talents” is a space to showcase and learn about the work of emerging creatives in the fields of black fashion, photography, and fine art. *** This month I have the pleasure to post a conversation with Size Mbiza. Hailing from South Africa, Siza is an all-around artist who works in photography, creative direction, and fashion. His works capture the new African cool, visually shaping urban …

STREAMING: VISUALLY SPEAKING: THE TIMELESS ART OF KAMOINGE

The Schomburg Center released the full stream of the event “Visually Speaking: The Timeless Art of Kamoinge” about the historic Kamoinge Workshop. The workshop was founded in 1963 with the aim of counteracting stereotypical media images of black Americans and the bias of mainstream institutions toward photographers of colour. The original group included James Ray Francis, Louis Draper, Herman Howard, Earl James and Calvin Mercer …