Take a journey with the photographer to search for the multilayered experiences of black Europeans, as captured through his lens. How can we understand our continent better by seeing it through Afropean eyes? “I saw a continent full of opportunity, of parallels, of possible solidarity, but ultimately what I found empowering was knowing that the continent was full of people like me.”
Johny Pitts examines how black Europeans experience exclusion in different postcolonial societies as he manoeuvres between different identities and standpoints; black and white, Brit and European, writer and photographer. In this way, he simultaneously brings a silent tribute and a loud, thoughtful appeal – shaping connections for those communities that are not really at home in any place.
In addition, we will organize a public programme on Friday, September 18, 2020, with the artist himself as we discuss his writing and the continuing legacy of ‘Afropean’ today, as part of the Forum on European Culture 2020.