Across photography, sculpture and painting, a new wave of Black artists is challenging persistent tropes in art and wider society to depict a richer portrait of the lives of Black people from all corners of the globe. <BR><BR><i>As We See It</i> brings together 30 image-makers creating visually refreshing narratives on Black cultural identities, and exploring what Blackness brings to the making and viewing of art.
How photographers are investigating and representing notions of Black identity in diverse new ways; Includes photographers who are both exploring the history of Black visual identity while also resetting its future; Full of visually refreshing and challenging narratives - including depictions of Black joy and love, as well as queer and non-binary identities, and images that underline photography's role in challenging stereotypical visual identities; Images come from across the world and straddle the worlds of portraiture, documentary, fashion and fine art; Artists included: Prince Gyasi, Nadine Ijewere, Campbell Addy, Chris Facey, Emeka Okereke, Lina Iris Viktor, Braylen Dion, Girma Berta, Kenny Germé, Naima Green, Mikael Owunna, David Nana Opoku Ansah, Lebohang Kganye, Dario Calmese, Melissa Alcena, Davey Adesida, Takeisha Jefferson, Atong Atem, Donavon Smallwood, Henry J. Kamara, Zithelo Bobby Mthombeni, Ronan Mckenzie, Rahima Gambo, Allison Janae Hamilton, Sedrick Chisom, Lunga Ntila, Jodi Minnis, Délio Jasse, Joana Choumali and Emma Prempeh
Aida Amoako is a London-based arts and culture writer. She writes for Hyperallergic and The Times Literary Supplement among others.
"In real-time, the book profiles a generation of artists who are laying the foundation for and expanding on the idea of the Black gaze—a point of view as urgent and vital as it is multifaceted and ever-evolving." –Feature Shoot