Pursuit Of Portraits X VERO
Pursuit Of Portraits partnered with VERO social network to host it's first 2019 summer contest and photo exhibition. 100's of photographers submitted photos on the VERO App for a chance to be featured at Okay Space. 33 finalists from over 10 countries were selected and featured in the show titled "Beyond Borders" curated by Saunak Shah.
Beyond Borders; a concept and curation by PoP’s Founder Saunak Shah brought to you a change of perception in portraiture spotlighting stories around gender norm, identity, coming of age, coming out, diversity, inter-race, social media addiction and much more. “It’s not just about representation when it comes to people of color, it’s about conversation, validation, and recognition at large. It’s about supporting talent over trend, diversity over monopoly and humanity over autonomy” says Saunak.
Beyond Borders pushes boundaries and showcased works from creators of varied experiences from near and far in a physical space with the goal of bridging online and in-person connections.
OkayAfrica teamed up with the global luxury design platform The Narativ for The Fresh + Festive Holiday Pop Up Shop that brought you a fun, colorful and chilled out retail experience at Okay Space. The Fresh + Festive Holiday Pop Up was the one-stop shop, that featured items from some of our favorite black-owned clothing, jewelry, home decor, food, and beauty brands.
Black Fire Art
UNDP Scaling Fences
The United Nation Development programme scaling fences project focuses specifically on contemporary irregular African migrants arriving to Europe. In efforts to bring the voices of the contemporary group of travelers to the forefront of policey making. UNDP
Black Sand explores visual narratives and landscapes within Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenada documented during the travels of artist Laura Alston. Through design, photography, and collage, Laura converges her experiences on the four Caribbean islands to relate to her family’s heritage and journey to the United States.
“Correspondence” explores the narratives of over 20 U.S. political prisoners who have been jailed for their activism in the Black Liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Through her signature larger-than-life portraiture, Sophia Dawson seeks to humanize the activists, while calling attention to their continued imprisonment and advocating for their freedom.