Bringing African Cinema to the North

Bringing African Cinema to the North Leeds International Film Festival 2022 By Lola Coker January 2023 In its 36th edition, Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) brought an array of visual and audible delights to the north of England. Despite the handful of successful independent cinemas in Yorkshire and the surrounding areas, cinema from the global […]

Rebuilding

Rebuilding A journey into my womanhood, in four parts. Part II By Charmaine Adetola Shaw January 2023 Thumbnail illustration by Carole Maillard Thumbnail illustration by Carole Maillard TRIGGER WARNING: MENTAL ILLNESS REBUILDING “To build something again that has been damaged or destroyed” “The scars I bare are tales of the journeys I have travelledThey do […]

Daniel “Jun Ho” Lee

Daniel “Jun Ho” Lee January 2023 Daniel “Jun Ho” Lee portrays the experience of a 1.5-generation Korean-Canadian boy as his name changes from his birth given name “Jun Ho” to “Daniel” after immigrating to Canada. CREW Director — Kevin Jin Kwan Kim Producer — Anastasia Itkina 1st AD — @nastasjasedi DP — @azlflrs 1st AC — @vicente.v.h […]

Shayari

SHAYARI Directed by Tembo Tones January 2023 Shayari tells the story of a traveling poet embarking on new land. She is a fearless explorer, inviting the winds to carry her, the soils to teach her, and the waters to inspire her. Shayari is the Urdu word for poetry.  Photography & Direction — Tembo Tones MUA & […]

Dissymmetry: Part 2

Dissymmetry Ciera and Cymone photographed by Lauren Naylor January 2023 Photography & Direction — Lauren Naylor Creative — Nightdove Studio Styling — Pierrette Noel Abegg  Prop Styling — Claire Kirk Makeup — Gabi Alvarez Studio — Amiga Studio Models — Ciera King and Cymone King   You can find more of Lauren’s work here.

Dissymmetry: Part 1

Dissymmetry Ciera and Cymone photographed by Lauren Naylor January 2023 Photography & Direction — Lauren Naylor Creative — Nightdove Studio Styling — Pierrette Noel Abegg Prop Styling — Claire Kirk Makeup — Gabi Alvarez Studio — Amiga Studio Models — Ciera King and Cymone King You can find more of Lauren’s work here.

Purple

Purple Photographed by Ray January 2023 Photography & Creative Direction — Ray Makeup & Assist. — Sara Senerchia Lighting & Assist. — Tyler Cave Styling & Model — Jael Hadassah Studio — YINDEE Studio

ADEDOLAPO BOLUWATIFE

ADEDOLAPO BOLUWATIFE January 2023 You can find more of Adedolapo’s work here and here.

In conversation with Joshua Singh

SPOTLIGHT In conversation with Joshua Singh January 2023 “I try to convey some kind of emotionin my photos; I think I fall somewhere between a street photographer and a cinematographer.” Joshua is a photographer based in San Fransisco, California. Á: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  JS: I’m a hobbyist photographer. I grew up […]

Miracle

Miracle Photographed by Vince Perry Jr. December 2022 https://ajifa.co/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Miracle-Sharri-Motion.mp4 Photographer & Filmmaker — Vince Perry Jr. Stylist — Drew Donnelly MUA — Ciara Maccaro at Exclusive Artists Photo Assist — Alizabeth Bean Model — Miracle Sharri at Vision LA You can find more of Vince’s work here.