5/1 - Intern Exhibition at Village Bookstore!
Village Bookstore in Leeds is probably one of the best independent bookshops in the North of England. I have to admit, it also helps that they are located in the beautiful Corn Exchange in the city centre. Excited to check this exhibition out on Thursday night.
washed out - all over now
back from london full of thoughts of new faces and great art. have to add, i went to see a print of mine exhibited in a wonderful group show - of the afternoon did such a great job with the photographers and work they featured. this video with Zabriskie Point (1970) visuals makes for perfect viewing right now.
one of my photographs from the accra project has been selected to be exhibited at of the afternoon’s pop-up exhibition and issue 4 launch in london this friday!
pretty big honour as of the afternoon is one of my favourite contemporary photography magazines and the work they publish is always pretty special. issue 4 itself is shaping up to be quite a treat if the previews i’ve seen are anything to go by.
friday 29th november // 6-9pm // power station gallery, SE1 (a minute’s walk away from the tate modern)
more info on the facebook event page.
looking through really old photos. this is from when we went 4 miles off course and ended up surrounded by nothing but trees. i will never be a good map-reader.
It’s here! Our live chat for November titled, “The Origins and Impact of Afrofuturism”, features Naima Keith and Zoe Whitley, curators of Studio Museum’s “The Shadows Took Shape”. Tune in on November 25th at 1 pm EST/6 pm GMT via our livestream and share your thoughts on Twitter!
Blitz the Ambassador - Native Sun
Ridiculously beautiful visuals and music courtesy of one of Ghana’s most celebrated MCs, Blitz the Ambassador. Everything about this short film is so great. His worldwide “Afropolitan Dreams" tour stops off in Accra (Alliance Francaise) on January 25th for a homecoming show with special guests.
So excited to hear that one of my all-time favourite photographic artists, Lorna Simpson, has been nominated for the prestigious 2014 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize. Simpson uses various mediums (photography, writing, video) to explore gender & race, with a particular emphasis on African-American women.
Simpson’s retrospective at Paris’s Jeu de Paume is up against the photobook Autorretrato/Self-Portrait by Alberto García-Alix, Jochen Lempert’s Hamburger Kuntshalle show and probably the most well-known out of the 4 nominations, Richard Mosse’s The Enclave. Mosse, who represented the Republic of Ireland at this year’s Venice Bienalle, used infrared film to document rebel leaders in eastern Congo.
By Vanessa Peterson
“Home is an appropriated space. It does not exist objectively in reality. The notion of ‘home’ is a fiction we create out of a need to belong. Home is a place where most people have never been to and never will arrive at.”
Born in Soweto in 1956, Santu Mofokeng has become one of South Africa’s most prolific and celebrated photographers. Mofokeng casts an inquisitive eye on the country under Apartheid and the years afterward, highlighting a range of topics ranging from life in townships to what he calls ‘existential madness — the absurdities of living’. For me, the true beauty of Mofokeng’s images lies in the strength of his storytelling ability: his photographs are often simple and subtle, yet seem to ask the viewer to look beyond. He wants you to look again. Look closer.
something else i wrote, this time i talked about south african photographer santu mofokeng. the museum of african art in NYC retweeted this post on their twitter account which was v. exciting/flattering.