James Barnor: Ever Young in a Box of His-story

On a visit to James Barnor's home, I was treated to a history lesson of Ghanaian and British culture dating back to the 50's when the 86yr "Ever Young" photographer began his career and became Gold Coast's first newspaper photographer and later on the first to introduce colour processing to newly Independent Ghana. James Barnor shared... Continue Reading →

Istanbul Biennial: A journey through Saltwater…

https://youtu.be/GEawEY4CDaE This year's Istanbul Biennial theme “Saltwater” suggests restorative properties; cleansing, nourishing and “healing” as the curator, Christov-Bakargiev, has indicated. And it was the latter of these properties that resonated with me when I escaped the tourist sites (which ironically, I became a sight for the locals and tourists fixated on a black girl wandering around... Continue Reading →

Hanging with Afro-Italians in NYC!

Fred Kuwornu has started a movement, perhaps without even intending to. But then again, that's to be expected of the Italian-Ghanaian filmmaker and activist whose films 18 IUS SOLI and Inside Buffalo, examine issues of race, ethnicity, and national identity in Italy's contemporary multi-cultural setting. What the filmmaker of Blaxploitalian; his latest documentary film to be... Continue Reading →

Transit in Rome… Kiss and Go!

As much as I love travelling, I hate the "travelling to get there" part i.e getting to the airport, queuing up to get checked in, sorting our liquids, finding the gate, queuing up again to board the plane... Then having to do it all over again if you're transiting! Transiting through Rome to get to Tokyo... Continue Reading →

The stencil on the wall: Joe Turpin talks being South African, comparison to Banksy and “Park’s Pleasure” debut

With a successful exhibition already to his name, it's easy to forget the "pop art expressionism" artist is only 19, a student and living in thousands of miles away from home; Johannesburg. In this exclusive interview Joe Turpin talks; being South African, comparison to Bansky and his debut art work "Park’s Pleasure"   What are some of... Continue Reading →

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