Hmmm, very difficult to pick just five! But on the topic of exploring identity, here’s a mix of people I’ve just started to work with, collaborated with in the past, or have plans to work with in the future. Or people I just love – you can’t work with everybody, but you just want people you love to do very well, so you support them by sending positive vibes and encouraging them:
Ib Kamara is a fashion editor and stylist. He’s quite well-known now, a rising star. But he’s also a superb photographer – many people don’t know that. Ib can do whatever he wants, actually. He’s the real deal and a game changer.
Lakin Ogunbanwo is a fantastic photographer from Lagos and has an enormous commercial potential. The guy should shoot big campaign.
Oscar Yi Ou is just 20 years old. He’s an amazing painter and photographer of Chinese descent, from Liverpool but currently based in New York. I absolutely love his paintings.
Ben Biayenda is a multidisciplinary artist. I’ve been following him for a couple of years and was blown away by his presentation at La Biennale de Dakar last May. He’s only 20 years old!
Alexia Fiasco is a Paris-based photographer. She’s a new artist at Galerie Number 8, and I am very excited to present her powerful work during a show that I am planning for early 2019.
Oh, and there’s also Mous Lamrabat, a Morrocan photographer and director based in Belgium. You see, I could go on and on…