Omar Victor Diop’s ‘Studio of Vanities’

I recently discovered the work of Omar Victor Diop and I had fun exploring his art via his website. I was particular struck by his ‘Studio of Vanities‘ collection of photographs. He explains it best himself: These are the fresh faces of the continent’s urban culture. They are black, arabs, caucasian, asian…it doesn’t matter. TheyContinue reading “Omar Victor Diop’s ‘Studio of Vanities’”

African Art: Smithsonian Online Exhibition

No matter where in the world you are, the iconography associated with African art his slowing pushing its way into popular culture. From its use in Beyoncé’s groundbreaking Beyoncé visual album to the global popularity of Dashiki prints, African art and culture is steading becoming a feature of global popular culture – and its exciting! However, beingContinue reading “African Art: Smithsonian Online Exhibition”

Call for Applications: FT/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Awards

The FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards aims to recognise extraordinary artistic talent in three categories – fiction literature, film-making and art across more than 100 emerging market nations. The Emerging Voices Awards will be open to passport holders of emerging nations in three categories: 1. Africa and the Middle East: including, but not limited to, paintings,Continue reading “Call for Applications: FT/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Awards”

Daily Inspiration: Not Waving, but Drowning

Nobody heard him, the dead man, But still he lay moaning: I was much further out than you thought And not waving but drowning.   Poor chap, he always loved larking And now he’s dead It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way, They said.   Oh, no no no, it wasContinue reading “Daily Inspiration: Not Waving, but Drowning”

Daily Inspiration

Deep in the soul, below pain, below all the distraction of life, is a silence vast and grand – an infinite ocean of calm, which nothing can disturb; nature’s own exceeding peace, which “passes understanding”. That which we seek with passionate longing, here and there, upward and outward; we find at last within ourselves. –Continue reading “Daily Inspiration”

Tribute: Like a Naughty Girl Pulling her skirt up in public

Few people know the person I used to be before I became who I am today. Even I have forgotten bits of who I used to be, so consumed with who I am now. Tonight, while working on my company’s website, I cam across a folder with all the images I had on an oldContinue reading “Tribute: Like a Naughty Girl Pulling her skirt up in public”