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Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Marawa on Happiness and Hula-Hooping

There are some who find their niche in the vast world of art and creating and run with it. Far. They take the prosaic, something there, we all know, heard about, or even used, and they turn it into art or performance, a spectacle that draws people in. This is what Marawa did and does. […]


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Tuesday 04 June, 2013

The Heart is a Shield: The Journey of Paul Sika and Art of “Photomaking”

Like all good journey’s, Paul Sika‘s is full of beautiful people, risk, drama (but not the petty kind) and personal revelations. A multimedia artist, he captures all this complexity in bold, saturated and cinematic images. Paul calls his approach “photomaking” as it bridges photography and filmmaking. Around the world, people are praising this vibrant aesthetic […]


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Monday 04 February, 2013

Alicia Anabel Santos on Discovering Afro-Latino Heritage | 30 Days Unchained: Day 26

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 26 2/4/13 | Inspiration: Alicia Anabel Santos Alicia Anabel Santos wondered why Afro-latinos are hardly acknowledged latin American society and history and committed herself to understanding why. Fellow explorer of the African presence in Latin America, Renzo Devia, invited her to contribute to a documentary series, “Afro-latinos: The Untaught Story,” […]


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Thursday 01 November, 2012

Draw it Out: Shantell Martin Discusses Her Continuous Line Exhibition and Creativity Unchained [VIDEO]

If a picture could be an anthem, mine would be the one below; Shantell Martin drew it out of me. In our previous interview with the London-born, Bed-Stuy based artist, “Art is a Meditation,” we discussed Shantell Martin’s mantra, “Do less. Be More.,” and how it influences her art. This time, we did a little […]


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Tuesday 02 October, 2012

Self-Portraits by 5 Nigerian Women Photographers

What are the latest creative trends coming from all across urban Africa? Live Unchained team member Delphine Fawundu-Buford has spent the last four years developing a photo series to celebrate the answer. Delphine recently returned from Lagos, Nigeria where she led a photography workshop with local women photographers. Learn about Delphine’s experience and see the […]


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Monday 26 December, 2011

The Art that Binds: Idil Ibrahim on Film, Unity and Empowering Somalia

Artists have restless minds. For many of us, it’s not enough for us to know what goes on behind the scenes of a film, but also what it arouses in the audience. The fear of not having our vision received the way we’d like stops many of us from continuing, or worse, even beginning our […]


Tuesday 11 May, 2010

A Journey Worth Taking: A Conversation with Adrienne Wilson

Live Unchained had the pleasure of chatting with Adrienne Wilson. Adrienne is a photographer, author, and traveler. Here she shares her experiences with travel, photography and thoughts on following her own path. I love stories about coming to voice. If people looked at your life now, they might never realize that you were once very […]


Wednesday 30 December, 2009

Developing Freedom: Interview with Jemila Abdulai

We recently added the following sentences to the ABOUT section of our website: “For women to Live Unchained, they must be allowed to simply, live. For many black women across the globe, this basic entitlement is threatened on a daily basis.” We thought it was important to acknowledge that although the intended scope of the […]


Tuesday 13 October, 2009

Life is a Journey: Lola Akinmade Discusses Travel, Photography and Following Her Passions

Lola Akinmade’s photography is simply stunning. She reveals beauty in  ways that only a camera can capture. Just as impressive as her photos are all the places she’s visited to take them. Lola has traveled across Latin America, Asia, over 30 countries in Europe and regularly visits her country of birth, Nigeria. In addition to […]


Tuesday 08 September, 2009

On Travelling…You Can Do and Learn a Lot with a Little

Candice Johnson is a native of Chicago. Here she discusses the places she has traveled, what she learned and why she loves Live Unchained–she loves it so much she had to say it twice! And we love her too… You may think that it requires a lot of money to visit many places–especially faraway ones […]