Charlie Phillips (photographer)

To be able to meet and photograph the man that made you fall in love with the purpose and poetry of imagery is such an honour. @charlierootsfoto is a national treasure and I ask you to please follow and support him.
Learn more about by clicking on the images below 



art by @timikakandar

Another stunning piece of artwork by Jennie Jewitt-Harris that we’re delighted to share.

Happy Black History Month to you all which is intended to recognise the contribution and achievements of those with African or Caribbean heritage. It’s also an opportunity for people to learn more about the effects of racism and how to challenge negative stereotypes.

We must continue to celebrate and remember Black History all year round. Let’s work together for continued equality.

A Raisin in the Sun

In Her Own Voice

To be a Black artist has always required one to fight as well as create.
When I watch footage of Lorraine Hansberry—a striking enunciator and the fiery and brilliantly self-possessed Black woman best known for her play.
NPO: You are too powerful to be intimidated by fears. Face your fears, fearlessly. — Naide P Obiang

Artist: TerenceMaluleke
CA: Terence Maluleke is an artist who hails from #SouthAfrica, #Soweto, a township which he draw most of his inspiration from. He studied #Animation at the Animation school, #Johannesburg.

He is a #digitalartist focusing on #characterdesign & #conceptart. Terence is one of the founders of #KasiSketchbook.

Kasi Sketchbook is a program that aim to create drawing clubs in the townships that will encourage young artists to daily “#DrawYourWorld” in their Kasi Sketchbooks. He currently runs #TribalUniverse with his partner #SimangalisoSibaya. — ComicCon Africa

Calida Rawles, Amy Sherald, and Ta-Nehisi Coates Find Freedom in Belonging

Global African Presence with an amazing story to share. That’s the beauty of finding the truth. What they did in the dark will come out in the light no matter how deep you bury it. 





World of Creativity

The Millennium Monument


With each slice of her knife, artist Barbara Earl Thomas creates ‘ordinary magic.’ Her extraordinary work explores childhood, race and religion.

Blak Box – From Physical Exhibition To Virtual Reality

The Blak Box exhibition was held from at Brixton’s Department Store to admire the fine work of several emerging contemporary visual artists. Our artists exhibited their artwork in a programme that included 3 commissioned short films.

We shared our new collection of prints, launched our virtual gallery and each day participants gathered to discuss some of the critical issues facing Black artists.


One Night with Kemp Powers…

Archives of beauty and pain: A century of African women in photos

Catherine E McKinley’s African Lookbook is a window into the rich history of African photography – and the women who were at the centre of the frame.

Two Young Yé-Yé Girls with Sunglasses, 1965, Abdourahmane Sakaly, Mali [Courtesy of the Estate of Abdourahmane Sakaly, Bamako, Mali and Revue Noire, Paris/The McKinley Collection]

Street Artist Uses Flowering Trees as “Natural Hair” To Complete Portraits of Women and Girls

Brazilian street artist Fábio Gomes Trindade combines painting and nature to create singular works that are only complete when viewed together. With the help of tree branches that sit above his vibrant murals, he produces portraits where only part of the head is present—such as the face and a portion of the hair. But when paired with colorful flowering trees and green leaves, the portrait has a full, beautiful coif. It’s a clever and charming way to combine elements of the urban environment with the natural one.

Two of Trindade’s latest pieces are inspired by a child model named Egypt Sarai. The young girl is depicted in two ways by the artist; one with an afro comprising pink flowers and the other with her hair separated into two poofs atop her head. In each painting, Trindade captures the sweet, soft features of Sarai through spray paint and enhances her beauty with the trees.