Events around the exhibition:
Launch of AfroShoot (London,UK) 10//06/2016
Talk at The Africa Centre (London, UK) in collaboration with AWCABIG60 Whitespace (Lagos, Nigeria) 11/08/2016
Exhibition at 50Golborne (London, UK) from 13/08/2016 to 27/08/2016
Talk with Croydon Photography Forum (Croydon, UK) 13/09/2016
Seminar in partnership with Centre of African Studies, SOAS, University of London (UK) with photographer Alun Be 06/02/2017
Pop-up exhibition with Nooru Box at Wax a Wonderful World (Paris, France) 07/07/2017 & 08/07/2017
Alun [Be] is a self-taught photographer whose captivating images distinguish themselves through profound expression in high contrast. Born in Dakar, Senegal, his diverse portraits have carved a niche suspended between his upbringing in France, the United States, and West Africa. Alun's art form is constantly evolving through personal projects focused on the human condition in public spaces, incited by his studies in San Francisco where he received his Master in architecture.
Alun Be in Bridged Narratives
David Kwaw Mensah
David Kwaw Mensah is a photographer originally from Ghana, based in the UK, part of the diverse voices of the African London Diaspora. Fascinated by the magic of cinema and the creation of poetry, he also believed in the power of images. Treating images as poems David has a focus on portraits and event photography. In his work, he uses lights to express feelings and connections of and toward the subjects. In Bridged Narratives exhibition, David explores London’s events with subjects from the African Diaspora and poetic titles.
David Kwaw Mensah in Bridged Narratives
Photographer Logor Oluwamuyiwa was born in Lagos in July 1990. Logor’s interest is to engage both eye and equipment to observe the unique human carnival in Lagos and the world around him by capturing people, things and narratives that are often overlooked, ignored or taken for granted. Thus, he is interested in ephemerality and the banal in connection to the things of the “real” that leads to the creation of stories were the audience or viewers can draw personal references.
Logor explores aspects of visual and digital archiving by showing and exposing the idiosyncrasies and aesthetics of the city in its true character and reflection. He is an advocate for positive and rich storytelling via the digital media as a tool for reorientation and pathways to new dialogue and knowledge acquisition.