A friend from Brazil, Janayna Velozo, a designer and activist, has been conducting a series of online interviews with artists and cultural messengers. I am posting the notice of her live interview with photographer Michael Aboya, coming up this Saturday. 

Though this is not strictly within the area of networked creativity and the digital vibe that thrums through this group, the connection among continents and the nexus of art and empowerment struck me as relevant. 


-- Paul 

Release em inglês

Inspired by music, books, and movies, ABOYA crafts astonishing pictures and strong messages to the world. Through a genius use of light, composition, and human emotions, his photos tell stories about the life and beauty of people from Ghana (Africa) and Accra, his home town. Last year, at only 24 years old he was awarded the best photo of the year by the internationally renowned AGORA Awards.

His work provokes us to listen to the unspoken, demands us to see the beauty of Africa, inspires us to enjoy the happiness of being alive, empowers the simplicity of life, urges us to perceive and value women's strength and self-love, and invites us to walk with him through his courageous and adventurous journey as a young photographer.

We will be talking about dreams, empowerment, photography, and the impact that one voice can have on the whole world. Come with us! It's gonna be a heck of a conversation!

Date: 11th July 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 5pm (GMT)
Place: online (link will be sent upon registration)
Registration: https://www.sympla.com.br/dystopian-entropies__892146?lang=en
Michael's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aboya.8/?hl=en

Besides talking with Michael I will open for questions and also invite guests to participate with us in the live interview!

Janayna Velozo
email janaynavelozo@gmail.com
cel +55 (81) 995.080.123


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