Cape Town based photographer Krisjan Rossouw is self-taught and his work is not any less captivating. Whether he's creating sensual pieces for his 'Dark Paradise' photo series/exhibition, or show-stopping fashion imagery, it's hard to look away.
Check out some of his pictures below, including pieces from the 'Dark Paradise' series, "shot over a period of two and a half years in Cape Town and features subjects from Ghana, Jamaica, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria,…
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àsìkò, aka photographer Ade Okelarin, creates jaw-dropping conceptual pictures. Focusing mostly on portraits, the London-based artist's work conveys a strong narrative. He writes: "I am a self-taught concept driven photographer who creates emotionally resonate images that are drawn from my experiences. I explore my ideas using portraiture, fabric and adornment, as I am interested in ethnography and how cultures express themselves visually. My work is layered in light, texture,…Continue
Writer Binta Talla shares a powerful poem about her dark skin, her pride, colorism and what she went through because of prejudice against people with dark skin.
Here is 'Darkness':
While it disturbs you
It empowers me
While it scares you
It encourages me
While it repulses you
It makes me cuter
You say that my skin makes me inferior
I reply that it gave rise to a warrior…
Salvador (Brazil) based photographer Viny Soares was inspired by the Brazilian Black awareness celebration day for this shoot with Bahia twin brothers Raul & Juan Moa.
He told us: "Fis este trabalho para fortalecer a luta do negro e em comemoracao do dia nacional da consciencia negra."
The result is a stunning celebration of…
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1989 documentary 'James Baldwin: The Price Of The Ticket' has been digitally restored and was recently shown in Chacago. Nina Metz of Chicago Tribune reports: "Originally conceived as a cinema verite project, the filmmakers were to follow Baldwin as he worked on his next book.…Continue
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Black Pride, Black Love, Black Consciousness. Afro-Brazilians are standing strong and made the world notice at the 'Marcha da Consciência Negra' in São Paulo over the weekend (November 20).
Local collective AfroGuerrilha is sharing this photo essay with us. Pictures taken by photographer Vinicius Gomes.
Check it out below!…
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Check out new Indie book, 'When We Were One' - written by author Zaji. "This story honors women and their relationships. And it honors men and their connection to women," say the book's camp (Peace In The Storm Publishing Presents). Describing the plot, they write: "A race of women has lived in relative peace for centuries. But strange forces have come through the ages to…Continue
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Eddaviel (who was a Live painter at AFROPUNK Paris) takes his favorite AFROPUNK ‘Afro Of The Day’ images and creates illustrations weekly. "A line, created by a drop of ink that becomes an expression of afro traits."…Continue
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Check out the latest photo series from Guadeloupean photographer and filmmaker Damien Jélaine, entitled 'Between concrete and flesh: Us.' - a series that centers on three dancers (Joy Mass, Ablaye Dadinio Jhones, and Brandon Miel Masele). Jélaine tells us: This is my very last work before…Continue
Take a look at the 'Realeza Negra (Black Royalty)' project, the latest photo series from Brazilian photographer Luiz H. Ferreira - a photographer (based in Brasília, the capital of Brazil) who is bringing visibility to black culture in…Continue
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Check out a short clip of new feature film, 'Akounak' - a Tuareg/Nigerien remake of 'Purple Rain' set in the city of Agadez, Niger. The clip is courtesy of Dangerous Minds, who describe the film as "a visually sumptuous and musically thrilling movie that works splendidly with or without the Purple Rain…Continue
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Find below the details for the next installment of the Frontline Art Exhibition (December 4th) - "a visual art, music, film and activism effort" with the aim of "using the arts and robust dialogue to highlight police brutality and racism in America," state the exhibition's camp. They add: "With the recent deaths of Sandra Bland, Freddy Gray, Michael Brown Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and more, there is an increased urgency in bringing awareness to the issue of police…Continue
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Explore the photography of Ed Maximus, a Haitian artist currently based in New York City. "I use photography to express myself and explore the world around me," he states. Find some of his most striking work below - including images from his bold photo series, "For Colored Girls".
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Take a look at these stunning portraits from Senegalese visual artist Djibril Drame (aka Gadaay), the Ndewendeul Studio Portraits. For over four years the photographer has captured portraits on the occasion of Eid (known as Tabaski and Korité in Senegal). His camp state: "The "Ndéwèndeul" moves into a neighborhood to allow people,…Continue
AFROPUNK exclusively publishes a new multartist web comic, 'When We Were Kings'. The series, created by Alverne Ball, is a post-apocalyptic story that examines the human nature of survival and its toll on the physical and mental stability of a former astronaut; exploring the perception of human connection, the loss of social laws, and the diminishing of natural resources as it correlates to modern-day life. The series will feature some of the comic industry’s “rising star”…Continue
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Take a look at the photography of Brazilian visual artist Ayrson Heráclito - a Bahia based mixed media artist who uses photography (and primarily food) to explore the "rich relations between Africa and Brazil, exploring political, social and cultural connections across the two territories" (as Art Review states). Explore…Continue
Using the intercourse of sex, race and identity as a constant and central source of dialogue, FAKA (founded by Fela Gucci and Desire Marea) is the Post-Gospel book of revelation which places both human history and human evolution at…Continue
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Take a look at the trailer for 'BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez' - a performance-packed documentary about Sonia Sanchez, the legendary African-American poet (featuring interviews and appearances by Questlove, Talib Kweli, Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka, Ruby Dee, Yasiin Bey and more). The film's creators - Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon - state: "Sonia Sanchez is a lion in literature's forest. When she writes, she roars." So said Maya Angelou about…Continue
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Lose yourself in the photography of Vinicius Xavier, the Brazilian documentary photographer who captures the diverse people and cultures of his country (particularly the northeastern region) with breathtaking portraits. On his site, he states that his work is "an appreciation of our own culture". Explore his work below and CLICK HERE to view…Continue
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