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Cali York Creative is honored to be among the amazing photographers selected to be in this book and represent the African Diaspora
Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora is an exclusive and commemorative book launching a bi-annual journal committed to establishing and representing a collective voice of women photographers of African descent. The inaugural issue of Mfon will feature 100 women photographers across the Diaspora. This iconic issue will feature an introduction by Dr. Deborah Willis, MacArthur Fellow and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. It will include conversations and essays written by women scholars, journalists and artists. Subsequent issues of Mfon will feature photographic essays of four or five photographers with in depth interviews and essays that will contextualize the work.
This campaign is a PRE-SALE for the seminal, inaugural edition of Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora.
The cost for each book is $25. If you'd like to contribute to the 'Mfon Legacy Grant' as well as purchase the book, the price is $30. There is also an opportunity to contribute to the overall project - any amount is welcomed!
Learn more, Donate or ORDER HERE!
Mfon is founded by award winning documentary photographer, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and critically acclaimed, award winning visual artist, Adama Delphine Fawundu with the goal of creating awareness of the impact that women photographers of African descent have in the world. They are joined by Emmy award winning producer and Mfon's deputy editor, Crystal Whaley
In keeping with the idea of "my sister's keeper," the journal is named in memory of Mmekutmfon 'Mfon' Essien (1967 – 2001) a sharp-witted, visionary photographer who exhibited at the Senegalese Biennale in Dakar, Senegal and received an honorable mention in the American Photo magazine annual survey of the nation’s best photographers. She passed away from breast cancer the day before her series "The Amazon’s New Clothes" was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art as part of the critically acclaimed exhibition "Committed to the Image: Contemporary Black Photographers."
We would like to give a special thank you to Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe for her preeminent book, Viewfinders: Black Women Photographers.