READING REFLECTION AND NOTES | Stuart Hall’s “What is ‘Black’ in Black Popular Culture?”
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READING REFLECTION AND NOTES | Stuart Hall’s “What is ‘Black’ in Black Popular Culture?”

Reading some of Stuart Hall’s seminal texts has helped illuminate some of the ideas I’ve begun to explore in my MRP.  I recently read “What is ‘Black’ in Black Popular Culture?” (1992) and “New Ethnicities” (1989). First, I thought I would reflect on “What is ‘Black’ in Black Popular Culture?” (1992) and then I’ll reflect on “New … Continue reading

COLLECTION | I’m on Pinterest … Street Style Inspiration for On Black Style
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COLLECTION | I’m on Pinterest … Street Style Inspiration for On Black Style

  I’ve started pinning on Pinterest so that I can collect inspirational street style images from around the web. I thought this would be the easiest way to collect and present photographs I like. I’ve selected these photographs for one or all of the following reasons: 1. The subject matter (i.e., the  capture what “black … Continue reading

THOUGHT PROCESS | Updates, changes and random thoughts on my street style photographs
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THOUGHT PROCESS | Updates, changes and random thoughts on my street style photographs

This post is all over the place which really reflects my mind right now, so yeah. So, I think I finally figured out how I’m going to be taking my street style photographs from here on out. In the past week or so, I’ve been make an effort to find people to photograph on the … Continue reading

NOTEWORTHY | The Smarteez of Soweto
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NOTEWORTHY | The Smarteez of Soweto

As Rod Stanley of Dazed and Confused explains, the Smarteez are “too young to really remember the struggle for apartheid, they’re less politicised and claim that their ‘struggle’ is now one against blandness and conformity – to them, it’s all about partying, self-expression and challenging stereotypes.” In a similar vein to the Sapeurs of the … Continue reading

BOOK | Gentlemen of Bacongo by Daniele Tamagni | A look at La Sape and The Sapeurs of the Congo
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BOOK | Gentlemen of Bacongo by Daniele Tamagni | A look at La Sape and The Sapeurs of the Congo

Excerpts from the pictorial book Gentlemen of Bacongo (2009) by Daniele Tamagni: “The Société des Ambianceurs  et des Personnes Élégantes, otherwise known as La SAPE, is one of the world’s most exclusive clubs. Members have their own code of honour, codes of professional conduct and strict notions of morality.” “In the Congo ‘elegance’ is very … Continue reading

READING REFLECTION AND NOTES | Stuart Hall’s “Encoding/Decoding” model (Week 8)
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READING REFLECTION AND NOTES | Stuart Hall’s “Encoding/Decoding” model (Week 8)

Week 8 | Making and Disseminating Week 8 | Hall, Stuart. “Encoding/Decoding.” Media and Cultural Studies: Keyworks. Meenakshi Gigi Durham and Douglas M. Kellner. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006. At first, I found this text to be dense and difficult for me to fully understand and apply to my creative project. Now that I’ve read “Encoding/Decoding” a … Continue reading