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Prêt-À-Poundo: Yasiin Bey for Adrien Sauvage

Yasiin Bey showcases menswear by Adrien Sauvage from New Orleans to Houston, Texas.


Adrien Sauvage recently featured striking black and white portraits series of the renowned artist Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def). An English fashion designer, director and photographer of Akan descent, Sauvage attracted international attention with his short film This Is Not A Suit, released in 2011 and nominated for the official selection into the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. He photographed hip-hop icon Yassin Bey with garments from his 2012 Autumn Winter Collection on the road from New Orleans to Houston, avoiding Hurricane Isaac. The shoot is all about showcasing the artist expressing himself while he is wearing a suit, with no directorial interference. Despite a strong personality from his model, Sauvage succeeded in keeping a loyal distance which doesn't deprive the spectator of his freedom of perception.

 

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Meet Four Women Pushing Ivorian Art Forward Through Photography

These young and emerging female photographers from Côte d'Ivoire are shaking up Abidjan's art scene.

There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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Meet Nigeria’s All-Female Bikers Club, Featured In Darey's Latest Video

Darey collaborates with all-female bike riders to reimagine a pandemic-free world in the new video for "Jojo."