There are two ways to react to the negative portrayal of Zim in local and international media, the first is the usual social media rant and “victim” stance, the second is to tackle it head on and change things from the inside out. This year Gwanza’s annual month of photography is doing the latter with their city-wide exhibition under the alluring theme “Moonwalking “.
Stay inspired 🙂
(pic from uzerfriendly.com)
“With a Pen
A child will come to understand the meaning in their name
A tribe will retrace their pathway to the beginning of their totem
A people might preserve their culture for tomorrow’s generations
A simple prophecy in graffiti on a city wall some rock paintings”
Besides having a cool name to go by, Tswarelo Mothobe, A.K.A. A Scribe Called Tswa, has so much talent he has been recognised by sites as big as World hip Hop Market as an artist worth looking out for. We hope his poetry inspires you as much as it moves us!
(pic from google+)
One of the most refreeshing Social Media Campaigns we have come across so far, from Ithaca college, African students are using great photography and gorgeous pictures to break stereotypes. We first found them on twitter and could not resist sending them a message to let them know how much their work is appreciated, you should do the same https://twitter.com/ICAfrican
“Africans do not all look alike.” “Africans do not all look alike.”
“Is that the Zimbabwean flag we see? Nice!”
Don’t forget to like Facebook page for more up do date creative inspiration (on the side bar.)
Stay Inspired 🙂
(pics from https://twitter.com/ICAfrican )
You might have already seen this stunning picture already, on Reddit or Pinterest, and it is no wonder it is getting around fast. It is from a photo essay by Photographer Robin Hammond on Zimbabwe’s Gold Rush. It is beautiful, isn’t it?
(pic and story from AfricanDigitalArt.com)
KB Mpofu is a talented photographer we recently spoke about on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/afrofresco), he portrays day to day life in a way that is charming and easy to relate to. Our favorites are the pictures he has taken using beautiful every day people as models (Such as the first one.)
For those who have been following this blog for a while, the reason the second picture may look familiar is because that young man is part of the duo The Satirists, who we recently featured, scroll down our page to read more on them.
This hauntingly beautiful series of photos is from a time when Amegavie was depressed.
(taken from http://dynamicafrica.tumblr.com/page/5)