Yagazie Emezi

DEDICATED TO THE CULTURAL PRESERVATION OF THE AFRICAN AESTHETIC.

Cultural Anthropologist & Africanist
Artist

None of the images posted here belong to me unless stated otherwise.

GRAPHIC ART:

Having done work for the likes of Cee Lo Green and Snoop Dogg, Haitian-born Serge Gay Jr is an accomplished graphic artist whose paintings are influenced by  popular culture. On his work, he says,  I love to showcase that journey from being born a Haitian then moving to America in the hopes of “the” American life at the age of three and the changes that comes along with that. Coming from a small island to the big New York, then later to Miami, that journey, having to adjust and trying to find ways to fit in. It made a good story for my art. English was not my first language; therefore art became my new way to communicate.”

ILLUSTRATIONS - DIGITAL ART

Illustrations by  Mattahan (Paul Davey) from Manchaster, Jamaica. The name Mattahan is from the patois pronunciation of Matterhorn, a popular cigarette brand in Jamaica. Mattahan is a painter who uses digital tools to create these surreal depictions of people who inspire him. The paintings are inspired by moments in his own life.

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A man shows tribal scars on his back in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, November 1919. PHOTOGRAPH BY E. TORDAY

katebomz:

Trailer: Cesar Chavez!  ”Cesar Chavez was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist, who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association”  (Hope Hollywood does this one right)

cinememory:

top: Janet Jackson video: ‘Got ‘til It’s Gone’ (1997, dir. Mark Romanek, DOP Jeff Cronenweth)

bottom: Seydou Keita, Untitled, 1958

cinememory:

top: Janet Jackson video: ‘Got ‘til It’s Gone’ (1997, dir. Mark Romanek, DOP Jeff Cronenweth)

bottom: Samuel Fosso, Untitled, ca. 1977

Algeria, August 1973 [source: vintage national geographic scans] Hands gleaming darkly with the indigo dye that colours her robe, a woman of the Tuareg- wandering Berbers of the Sahara- clasps her traditions close. The incised brass key marks her as guardian of the family’s saddlebags.

I don’t mind that you’ve got the ghosts
of girls you’ve kissed still living in the lines
between your teeth.
Kristina Haynes, Love is a Thing That Needs Practice (via larmoyante)

beyondfabric:

Dr. Martens #STANDFORSOMETHING featuring Travis Gumbs and Joshua Kissi from Street Etiquette.

(via streetetiquette)

Ouaddai Dancer. Chad | Scanned postcard image

2brwngrls:

the shade is i wouldn’t put that shit past them at this point…

Mali, West Africa
by Ferdinand Reus

Mali, West Africa