"Afro Portraitism" as the New Black Art Movement
Artist and curator Hamed Maiye is using his project, Afro-Portraitism to explore the art of portraiture and appropriation within the African diaspora. His definition:
"Afro-Portraitism is an act of self representation rooted within afro culture. A visual and literary artistic movement."
In other words; how can we portray ourselves in Afro diaspora cultures and how can it be explored in different mediums. Hamed started with a series of paintings and has now developed into a visual presentation in different mediums, working together with several photographers, designers and directors from the African diaspora.