In April of 2017, the Salomon Arts Gallery in Tribeca, New York held a solo exhibit of my ongoing project, “Still Points in a Turning World”. This work explores our universal cross-cultural truths: the importance of family, community, ritual and the amazing diversity of its expression.
“The central revelation of anthropology is that this world deserves to exist in a diverse way, that we must find a way to live in a truly multicultural, world where all of the wisdom of all peoples can contribute to our collective well-being.” Wade Davis
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I was so happy to have a solo exhibit at Salomon Arts Gallery. My intention for the exhibit was to celebrate cultural diversity; to demonstrate that though we may not see our own customs and traditions in these images, we can recognize our common humanity.
All cultures celebrate the same things. We have rituals surrounding birth, death, good harvests, courtship, family reunions, rites of passage and more…
I was really happy to have a number of different events with a multicultural group of friends, family, and art collectors and enthusiasts. I had a cocktail party one night for the cast of Afrimericans, a scripted show following men and women who were born all over Africa and are now living here, a new emerging narrative about contemporary Africa. It was interesting to see their impressions of their own tribal cultures. There were people from Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya, Cameroon and more…
One Saturday I gave a talk moderated by Harvey Stein, a photography and long-time teacher at ICP in New York, sharing my stories about our cross-cultural truths; the importance of family, community, ritual and the amazing diversity of its expression.
I also held a trunk show one day, an event in collaboration with my friend Siamanda Chege and her company Bebe Ravi, and the proceeds were used to help and empower women in Siamanda’s village in Kenya.
I feel I’m completing the circle sharing the work with so many different people and cultures.
I’m thrilled to be featured on The Eye of Photography for my exhibit at the Salomon Arts Gallery, Still Points in a Turning World.
See the feature here.
I’m honored to have some of my work from “Still Points in a Turning World” featured on aCurator. The gallery exhibition of “Still Points in a Turning World” will be opening next Wednesday, April 19th at the Salomon Arts Gallery.
You can read the post here, and please stop by to see the show at Salomon Arts Gallery during its run from April 19 to May 11, 2017! Salomon Arts Gallery is located at 83 Leonard St, 4th floor.
Thrilled to receive honorable mentions for these two series in the 2016 International Photo Awards.
Honorable Mention – Requiem Buglisi Dance Theatre
View more about the awards and competition here.