#SubjectMatter | A Conversation with Anaka

#SubjectMatter is a series of candid conversations with multi-generational creatives whose art is used to mobilize, ignite and empower audiences toward positive, sustainable change. Today’s episode features Anaka, LA-based photographer and director, and her latest project, “FAME,” a photo series that examines how celebrities balance their true identities and projected personas in the limelight and behind closed doors.

ON + OFF: Day 2 // Be Water Tour x Guard D’Avant @ Military Park 7/7/15

Episode 2: Guard D’Avant @ Military Park w/ Ezrakh + Judah Rising

In this interactive series, ON+OFF is an ongoing visual narrative that sheds light onto the every day experiences of performing/recording artists that give human perspective of life outside the booth and stage. For the summer, black congo will accompany MoRuf on tour to document the developments of L.O.E. on the road and provide fans with a closer look of how the movement came to be before Shades.of.Moo.

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Folk Of Chicago: A Photographic Testimony to the Chi

From my time at Pitchfork Music Festival this past weekend in Union Park in Chicago. Without these folk, this festival couldn’t have been possible. From mothers and young children hawking water to festival-goers from sun up to sun down, to local rappers hustling mixtapes and CD’s outside the gates of the park, to scalping tickets and flipping them for 300% their original worth, these portraits hold more significance than the context they were taken in. I dedicate this album for the real MVP’s of the weekend.