My stay in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil ended with a collaborative shoot with artist Jan Siebert for a visual idea I had to share some insight into my Salvador trip through film. Jan went along with my ideas and contributed his own creativity… Here’s a quick edit of some of my fav shots in the… Continue Reading →
I put it out there to the universe that I wanted to use my time in Salvador to connect with some badass women… I might be on a break from Diversity Matters, but my quest to showcase diverse narratives continues – so meeting band members of Panteras Negras didn’t disappoint!
You might not physically be here in Bahia with me, however a postcard is the least I can send as a ‘thank you’ for joining me on my journey via my blog!
I arrived in Salvador da Bahia, the land my Tabom ancestors left close to 200 years ago for their freedom in West Africa, more specifically Accra Ghana (then the Gold Coast). I almost didn’t include Salvador in this Brazil trip after flight prices sky rocketed due to the holidays, and my credit card suddenly not… Continue Reading →
Salvador da Bahia! Historically known as the “City of the Holy Saviour of the Bay of all Saints”. Brazil’s vibrant Afro-Brazilian capital, renowned for its positive energy (which by the way is contagious) and happy people, has had an immense impact on me since my arrival earlier this year. So to say goodbye not just to the city… Continue Reading →
So I got my press pass in time for carnival!… Where there is a will, there is a way! Yesterday I met Kwamy Hashid, an Angolan professional photographer (with perhaps the largest lens in the business!) who I accompanied throughout the evening into the night as we whizzed in and out of the parades working… Continue Reading →
It’s been a while since I updated my blog- apologies! Lets just say I’m adjusting to Salvador! Every corner has something intriguing to offer… And nothing here is done in haste! When I think of Bahia, I immediately think of it’s capital Salvador and it’s strong Afro-Brazilian culture. Little did I know areas of Bahia,… Continue Reading →
A collection of pictures from my first ever visit to Salvador, Bahia in 2009. Little did I know about my ancestral (TABOM) connection with this city. Salvador still managed to leave a profound impact on me with all its glory; from history and culture to the people and food! It’s no wonder I claimed to… Continue Reading →
My stay in Salvador was an opportunity to self-reflect, and in doing so I centred my reflection around my ancestry… Who am I?, and who would I have been had my Tabom ancestors not left Salvador da Bahia, Brazil around the year of 1835? I sought a photographer I could collaborate with to share insight… Continue Reading →
My introduction to La Frida was by coincidence almost a month ago, walking through Santo Antonio when I caught eyes with Diana, La Frida’s in-house mechanic, and we both gave that “Hey black girl” recognition nod! I continued walking but something told me to go back and ask for a photo as the framing through… Continue Reading →