Born in 1970 in abidjan, côte d’ivoire. lives and works in abidjan. franck abd-bakar fanny’s interest in photography burgeoned in 2001 when travelling around jamaica. entirely self-taught, he undertook a commission for a major company in 2003 and has since produced visuals for advertising campaigns in côte d’ivoire, cameroon, and democratic republic of congo. . . . . . . . . . #photography #photographer #photooftheday #photoofday #photooftheweek #photographyislifee #photographyislife #photographylover #photographysouls #photographylovers #photographs #photograph #congo #african #africa #abidjan #jamaica #instaart #instaphoto #instaphotos #vsco #vscocam #vscogram #photo #creative #creatives #art #artist #artists #artwork
Award winning fashion designer and artist from jamaica and the cayman islands jawara alleyne has developed his handwriting through examining topics of cultural relevance while pushing these topics through a tunnel of contextual and abstract yet relevant references. the delicate balancing of ideas thought of as unrelated and the creation of narratives through the significance and importance of differences is the key element behind jawara’s ethos. having graduated from the london college of fashion in 2016, jawara has since co-founded nii agency (a model agency in london dedicated to diversity) with photographer and collaborator, campbell addy.
Aiko was born and raised in tokyo before moving to new york city in the mid-90′s. already creating art since a young age, her art career in nyc began when she started working for takashi murakami. she apprenticed in murakami’s studio in brooklyn and worked for him until the late 90′s going on to a direct a digital biography on the artist (“superflat” 1998). aiko continued to practice her own art and after leaving murakami’s studio graduated from the new school university where she finished her mfa media studies and later met up with two american artists, the three of them would come to establish the group now known as faile. creating work within the collective locally and abroad for a number of years, she moved on and established herself as lady aiko in 2006.
A graduate of goldsmith’s, london, british artist and designer insa began his career as a graffiti writer, painting streets and buildings as he travelled.soon becoming known for his now trademark ‘graffiti fetish’ pattern, insa’s work is now held in the v&a collection, and has been presented at tate britain, london.outside of the uk, insa has left his mark in major cities around the world including; tokyo, la, new york, san francisco luxembourg, lisbon, hong kong, warsaw, berlin, brussels and montreal.
Anita beryl ahikiriza, commonly known as anita beryl, is a businesswoman, fashion designer and fashionista in uganda. she is the creative director of beryl qouture, a ugandan fashion house. the ugandan magazine, satisfashion uganda, named beryl one of "the 40 movers and shakers of 2016", in december 2016.
Francisco sionil josé is one of the most widely read filipino writers in the english language. his novels and short stories depict the social underpinnings of class struggles and colonialism in filipino society.
Amani al thuwaini kuwaiti/iranian) using mixed media including painting, video and installation she explores themes of memory, tradition and socio-political issues relevant to kuwait.
Jihan el-tahri is an egyptian-born, french filmaker, author and news correspondent. she has authored, directed and produced award-winning documentary films, authored books and reported on political conflicts in the middle east and africa.
Dr. kacey wong (1970) was born in hong kong. he studied architecture in cornell university and received his master of fine arts degree from chelsea school of art and design and doctor of fine arts degree from royal melbourne institute of technology. he is the founding member of art citizens, street design union, umbrella movement art preservation, and former curator & member of para/site art space. also a former assistant professor at the hong kong polytechnic university, school of design’s environment and interior design discipline. currently he is an examiner of the hong kong arts development council. his research investigate artist’s and designer’s role in social political causes.
Born 22nd july 1994, gurekbal singh bhachu is a 23-year-old artist from london, united kingdom. without any formal art education or degree, gurekbal's early work of hyperrealistic drawings focuses on the stature of past and present personalities that influence him, captured through portraiture.
Jimmy smith, the veteran creative behind high profile branded entertainment efforts like gatorade's replay and nike battlegrounds, has departed tbwa/chiat/day, l.a. to launch amusement park entertainment, a co-venture with ipg that will focus on transmedia storytelling and branded content. outside of its non-traditional focus, the l.a.-based shop also boasts an unconventional revenue model that places a premium on what agencies are best known for--ideas. "the philosophy behind the company is simple," smith says. "ideas are the holy grail; therefore we should value them and their creation highly."
Destiny ekaragha is a british film director. she is only the third british black woman, following ngozi onwurah and amma asante, to have directed a feature-length film that was given theatrical distribution in the uk.
Haroshi is a skateboarder and self-taught woodworker, known for his large sculptures made from skateboard decks. to make each sculpture, haroshi carefully selects and stacks the skateboards, then hand carves, paints, and polishes them into a veneered finish. because skateboard decks are made of layers of processed wood, the final sculptures appear to have striped surfaces.
Arit emmanuela is a nigerian american creator currently based in nottingham england. her practice focuses on the abstract ideas of personality and restoring the identities of black women through portraiture.
The artist appropriate experiences and practice uniquely initiates in the digital space to the physical world and the individual corporeality. she employs performances, drawings and writing to investigate internet as a psychological space and question what it means to be.
Sophia thakur is rooted in england's london, surrounded by some of our generations most incredible creatives to date. having spectators a scene that was dominated my male poets and rappers, sophia tried her luck with poetry and ended up making quite a name for herself.
Masaba gupta (born 1989) is an indian fashion designer. she was born to west indies cricketer viv richards and indian actress neena gupta & grew up in mumbai.
Raju rage is an interdisciplinary artist who is proactive about using art, education and activism to forge creative survival.
Tameka jenean norris (born 1979), also known as meka jean and mynameisnotshorty, is a visual and performing artist. she grew up on the mississippi gulf coast and in los angeles