Afro-Portraitism explores the art of portraiture within the African diaspora, taking all the connotations portraiture has carried throughout history and applying them to today’s current social climate. 


The project is a joint exercise between the Artist,

multiple photographers, designers and directors - all from the African diaspora.


Afro-portraitism explores the concept of self representation.


The project which began with a series of paintings by Hamed Maiye, inspired by subjects who represent the multiple different facets of the diaspora in their own unique way, has developed into a project with multiple mediums. All of which take direct influence from the paintings and explore them through a collaborative exercise that later unfolds into a three-part visual project.

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Creative Direction

Hamed Maiye


Photography

White Negatives

Liz Knuckles

Hannah Faith


Styling

Umps Machaka


Videography

Tunde Awoyemi


Fashion Design

Bianca Saunders

Robert Jesse

Jazz Grant


Art Direction/Set Design

Annabelle Nguyen

Umps Machaka


Floral Design

Delika Designs


Make up/Grooming

Mary-Jane Gotidoc


Music

Dylema

Using Format