South-African Loyiso Mkize's Romantic and Surreal Portraits

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 26, 2015
In one portrait of a young South African boy, his head is haloed with a complex architecture of guns, syringes and screaming faces, the objects small enough that they appear parts of a larger ornament. In another, a man shoots himself in the head, his insides erupting into a woman’s face, machineparts, protesters, and the word “emancipation.” These portraits are part of what South African artist Loyiso Mkize labels his surreal work. 

Tony Gleaton, Portrait Photographer Focused on Black Life, Dies at 67

Photography // Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Tony Gleaton, a portrait photographer focusing on black life, died on August 15th at the age of 67. Born in Detroit, Gleaton began his photography in the late 1970s in New York fashion photography, but quit to pursue what would become a decades-long exploration of what it means to be black. He photographed African Americans in the United States, but also traveled to Central and South America and Samoa for his portraits. 

"Fore" @ Studio Museum, Harlem

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
Showing through March 10 at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Fore presents 29 emerging artists of African-American descent who live and work in the US. The featured artists work in diverse media and are blending artistic practices in some very cool new and innovative ways.


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