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Atlanta-based photographer James C. Lewis changes the narrative about Black men, one king at a time. Tired of biased representations from mainstream media, Lewis decided to take things into his own hands. With his studios Noire 3000, he released 'African Kings', a photo series celebrating African historical figures including pharaohs, Kings of the Songhai Empire, of the Kingdom of Ashanti and many more.
Today we're showcasing the creations of badass illustrator Kevin Palmer. The Phoenix-based artist founded an indie studio called KP Studios and uses his talent to create bold images, including tributes to powerful historical figures fighting for civil rights (The Black Panthers, Angela Davis).
He states: "I received my Bachelor's degree in Media Arts in Animation from the Art Institute of Phoenix. I have…
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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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My name is Faye McCray, and I am a writer. I write Horror and New Adult fiction. I majored in English in college and went on to practice law. It took a long time for me to come to terms with my identity as a writer. After personal tragedy and well-needed soul searching, I had the guts to stand firm in who I am as an artist. As an African American female genre author, I am able to explore sides of our humanity in spaces and ways our stories are not typically…Continue
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Explore 'Soul Black', the latest work from Brazilian visual artist Nina Franco. The collection, which was recently exhibited at SESC Ramos in Rio de Janeiro, explores the issues of ethnic, racial, and gender identity with photography and confessional letters (each letter based on the following question: "How do you feel being a black woman in a patriarchal and racist country?"). As you'll see below, the subjects in each photo were photographed from the back;…Continue
Check out these majestic visuals! The images, featuring model Maty Sal, were lensed by Japanese photographer Kazuma Takigawa for Superior Magazine (with hair and make up from Anastasia Hess); and its neon colors paired with the model's flawless skin and bantu knots makes the Copenhagen based photographer's latest work a captivating sight. Explore…Continue
Take a look at the photography of #StudioLovn aka Virginia based freelance photographer Niqko Charles, and the breathtaking and bold women that feature in his work - proudly showcasing their skin, hair, and bodies (unapologetically). Explore the images below!
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor
Check out the badass art of Afro-urban Montreal based visual artist Ma'liCiouZ - a multi-disciplinary artist, of Haitian origin, known for her paintings and large scale murals. Her camp tells us: "Ma'liCiouZ affirms in her art her identity, which she builds positively by showing the strengths of her people rather than contestation and the wounds of history. Her works are tinged with tribal aesthetics and various references to Black myths, that she adapts to the…Continue
Take a look at the must-see 'Sibahle' poster series, the latest illustration work from Zimbabwe-born visual artist Ruramai ‘Rudo’ Musekiwa. The Johannesburg based creative activist created the on-going series in celebration of this year's upcoming National Women’s Day in South Africa (9th August), and describes the posters as a "tribute to phenomenal African women". She adds: "The statement it seeks to make, is that our young girls can and should find inspiration…Continue
Drawing her inspiration from the visual intensity of Haiti, Christina Clodomir-Makeda instills within her paintings the abstractness of Georgia O’Keeffe. Her work captures the vibrancy of life, as well as the feelings and emotions of the brilliant wonder that nature is.
By Debbie Jonas, Afropunk Contributor…Continue
My name's Debbi Paul, aka “D. Mathieu” (my artist name). I'm a Montreal based visual artist, specializing in comics. I started doing art on a professional level in 2011: I was selling acrylic and aquarelle paintings in addition to starting an online blog about comics. Between that time and today, I've tried three times to go back to college to be either a 2D animator or a fashion designer. For some reason, I didn't think being a cartoonist would've…Continue
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."
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A few months ago we wrote about upcoming feature length documentary, 'The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution', and today we're premiering the first official poster for its long-awaited theatrical release (designed by Sawyer Studios). The film, by acclaimed documentarian Stanley Nelson, chronicles the rise and fall of The Black Panther Party through the use of rare archival footage - with the voices of the people who were there (police, FBI informants,…Continue
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Jacob Lawrence was just 23 years old when he painted the 60-panel Migration Series on cardboard in the 1930s during the Harlem Renaissance. He received money from a grant to focus on his art and he would go to the 135th Street Branch of the New York Public Library (now the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture) to do research and also recounted his parents' journey from the south in his paintings of Negroes leaving the crumbling cotton economy in the early…Continue
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Explore the playful work of New York illustrator Mohammed Fayaz. Fayaz, known as "Mojuicy", describes his work as illuminating "the otherwise esoteric experience of being a queer person of color in New York", an on-going documentary of (as he puts it) "his vibrant community". See his beautiful and vibrant illustrations below (plus the badass flyer that he designed for our "After Dark" event last year).
Every month, illustrator Branson Belchie II creates a comic strip for AFROPUNK that addresses current social issues. This month's comic strip is about this #AllLivesMatter thing.
"'The Questions' are a series of comic strips and illustrations born out of frustration and anger at the injustices society has committed against African Americans. I’m just as tired as you of cops greeting us with guns drawn, asking us questions in threatening…Continue
Greenlight Bookstore (the independent bookstore located in the heart of Fort Greene) is coming to AFROPUNK Festival 2015 for a second year of Rock-n-Read - with an eclectic array of books for purchase. From food and music writing to fiction, memoir and graphic novels, there will be something on hand for everyone to round out their summer reading.
Greenlight will also host authors…Continue
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AFROPUNK has partnered with non-profit ACT/ART to use the power of art to inspire positive change. Make a captivating poster and join the #IAMTHEMANY campaign to help bring about change to racial bias in the criminal justice system. …Continue
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