the best of south africa

This is a collection of images from my 2016 trip to Johannesburg, South Africa.

I traveled there in November for a month to present on a photography panel at the Black Portraiture[s] III Conference with my mentors, esteemed artists Marilyn Nance and Valerie Maynard. Through the lens of Marilyn’s work at Festac ’77, a cultural event in Nigeria that convened thousands of Black artists, we discussed the importance of Black artists in preserving and sustaining archives of Black artwork, the critical role of mentorship in Black arts communities, and the personal impact of our intergenerational legacy building.

Photo Nov 19, 5 32 49 AM Photo Nov 17, 1 18 00 AM Photo Nov 24, 12 14 44 AM Photo Nov 23, 6 56 37 AM Photo Nov 16, 6 37 20 PM Photo Nov 20, 2 04 56 AM Photo Nov 13, 6 53 06 AM Photo Nov 24, 2 59 37 AM Photo Nov 24, 2 43 11 AM Photo Nov 22, 1 15 52 AM Photo Nov 16, 6 21 22 PM Photo Nov 24, 12 59 00 AM Photo Nov 21, 11 50 52 PM Photo Nov 22, 12 23 33 AM Photo Nov 13, 9 06 37 PM Photo Nov 17, 7 37 29 AM Photo Nov 22, 1 47 05 AM Photo Nov 24, 12 20 35 AM Photo Nov 24, 2 33 34 AM Photo Nov 15, 12 26 39 AM Photo Nov 24, 3 16 50 AM Photo Nov 20, 3 30 34 AM Photo Nov 14, 6 43 14 AM Photo Nov 24, 2 57 07 AM Photo Nov 21, 10 10 13 PM Photo Nov 24, 2 53 29 AM Photo Nov 22, 1 23 27 AM Photo Nov 16, 11 15 47 PM Photo Nov 21, 11 31 18 PM Photo Nov 21, 11 32 01 PM Photo Nov 20, 3 40 03 AM Photo Nov 20, 3 48 39 AM Photo Nov 20, 3 47 44 AM Photo Nov 20, 4 18 40 AM Photo Nov 23, 11 57 49 PM Photo Nov 16, 6 11 03 PM Photo Nov 24, 3 12 27 AM Photo Nov 18, 4 09 10 AM Photo Nov 22, 1 44 49 AM Photo Nov 19, 3 41 01 AM Photo Nov 22, 1 35 09 AM Photo Nov 24, 3 19 53 AM Photo Nov 21, 5 11 45 AM Photo Nov 20, 3 30 59 AM Photo Nov 21, 11 42 52 PM Photo Nov 21, 5 45 17 AM Photo Nov 21, 10 40 30 PM Photo Nov 15, 4 15 20 AM Photo Nov 21, 10 54 51 PM Photo Nov 22, 2 07 30 AM Photo Nov 19, 2 25 24 AM Photo Nov 24, 2 59 37 AM (1) Photo Nov 14, 8 46 52 PM Photo Nov 21, 10 19 38 PM Photo Nov 24, 3 15 55 AM Photo Nov 24, 3 37 55 AM Photo Nov 22, 1 29 44 AM Photo Nov 24, 3 21 45 AM Photo Nov 14, 7 29 07 AM Photo Nov 24, 3 14 19 AM Photo Nov 22, 11 23 20 PM Photo Nov 21, 5 07 47 AM Photo Nov 20, 3 38 33 AM File Dec 03, 2 37 07 PM Photo Nov 29, 11 13 13 AM Photo Dec 03, 10 22 48 AM Photo Nov 26, 9 15 42 AM Photo Dec 01, 4 07 03 AM Photo Nov 26, 9 44 02 AM Photo Nov 26, 7 58 10 AM Photo Dec 01, 5 41 38 AM Photo Nov 26, 7 30 34 AM Photo Nov 26, 9 50 30 AM Photo Dec 01, 4 50 25 PM Photo Nov 29, 4 48 07 AM Photo Nov 25, 4 17 11 PM Photo Nov 29, 7 41 50 AM Photo Nov 29, 4 05 28 AM Photo Nov 29, 4 11 48 AM Photo Dec 01, 2 54 54 AM Photo Nov 26, 3 06 21 PM Photo Nov 29, 2 08 32 PM Photo Nov 26, 8 09 11 AM Photo Nov 27, 10 18 13 AM Photo Nov 26, 11 37 37 AM Photo Nov 29, 11 02 43 AM Photo Nov 29, 3 32 31 AM Photo Nov 29, 12 52 52 PM Photo Nov 26, 4 34 12 AM Photo Nov 30, 3 08 33 PM Photo Dec 01, 4 07 03 AM (1) Photo Nov 26, 4 39 51 AM Photo Nov 26, 4 03 02 AM Photo Nov 29, 4 46 34 AM Photo Nov 29, 5 37 46 PM Photo Nov 29, 1 43 26 PM Photo Nov 29, 3 20 50 AM Photo Dec 01, 5 29 29 AM Photo Nov 29, 4 01 22 AM Photo Nov 26, 3 09 37 AM Photo Nov 26, 9 44 02 AM (1) Photo Dec 01, 3 56 35 AM Photo Nov 26, 4 45 01 AM Photo Nov 29, 2 59 52 AM Photo Nov 29, 7 45 21 AM Photo Nov 29, 3 14 07 AM Photo Nov 30, 9 26 26 AM Photo Nov 26, 4 39 51 AM (1) Photo Nov 26, 3 04 52 AM Photo Nov 26, 3 04 52 AM (1) Photo Nov 30, 9 28 43 AM Photo Dec 01, 5 14 19 AM Photo Nov 27, 1 00 41 PM Photo Nov 29, 4 50 21 AM Photo Nov 26, 7 14 43 AM