Mamma AfricaDenisha Anderson
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“This work is part of a project that encompasses the past and present of London, surrounding events focused on black identity, music and culture. The Ends – where I grew up and continue to grow, is something live and direct in some moments. The energy is being shared and felt instantly, there is an exchange of joy. These images evoke memories of joy and sadness simultaneously. The sadness isn’t something dark but rather the realisation that the will to dance, be free, vulnerable and open in who you are in a place you call ‘home’ seems like a distant concept.
In this series, I have captured events that no longer exist like SPLASH or that are on pause like CARNIVAL with the hope of them coming back bigger and better. In the current landscape and the oppression witnessed globally on different levels against the so-called ‘minority groups’, I have a feeling that the real minority will do anything to oppose or prevent BLACK JOY that is forever a space feared by those in power.
This project is a work-in-progress – the final message or narrative is undefined but what I do know is that sharing our joy, despite the varying levels of oppression is an act of defiance and rebellion. There is power in rising above.”
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