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Andre and Drea

Foto Friday – Single Dad in the City

Andre Lythcott raises his four children in the South Bronx. He says it’s difficult providing for his children while on public assistance. Although grateful, Lythcott says with four kids it’s not enough. He says, “I think it’s a system designed to keep people down.”

Foto Friday: Puerto Rican Roots Music

A random Friday night in East Harlem, the band Yerbabuena plays Puerto Rican roots music, Bomba y Plena. Bomba is percussion-based and comes from enslaved Africans on the island in the 17th century. Plena was created from Bomba in the 20th century. Together the sounds make up the soundtrack of the Afro-Puerto Rican experience. Catch […]

Girl Chief Rocker

Foto Friday – Girl Chief Rocker

My last few months in Ghana were particularly difficult, but that’s another blog post. One of my guilty pleasures to get through was engaging in music photography. I miss this as in New York, at least the venues I’ve been to, it’s hard to engage in photography.

A friend bargains for lobster for us to have a feast.

Foto Friday – Fisherman on Busua Beach

Reflecting on my time in Ghana, I came across this photo (taken on my iPhone. Excuse the size!) which is actually one of my favorite photos I’ve taken. In November 2012, I traveled with a few friends to a music festival on Busua Beach,

The 7 train rolls by 5 Pointz

Art + Activism: Saving 5 Pointz

  I recently took to the graffiti mecca 5 Pointz, as I got word on twitter that it will be torn down this year to make way for luxury apartments. Over 350 murals can be seen decorating the five story industrial complex in Long Island City (LIC), Queens. The name 5 Pointz symbolizes artists coming […]

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Inauguration Day Ghana Style – A Photo Essay

Once I heard President Barack Obama won re-election, I was determined to make my way back to DC for Inauguration Day in January. But then I consulted my bank account, and well, she said no.

Photo 365-Day 151 “The Republic”

Another section of the wall at one of my favorite bars in Accra, The Republic. I see you Prince! Who else can you recognize?

Photo 365-Day 140 “Lobster at Dawn”

Look what I found! Some friends and I came to Busua Beach in the central coastal region here in Ghana. We came for the Asabaako Music Festival for the weekend. Added bonus of coming here: lobster lunch. While taking our morning stroll, we found this fisherman selling lobster. Damage: $3 per lobster!

Photo 365-Day 139 “Morning Wisdom”

“Morning Wisdom” George Orwell quote written on the walls of Alliance Francaise d’Accra where I take French classes. Too early to think of the meaning. I’ll have to ponder this later. What do you think it means?

Photo 365-Day 134 “Big Head”

Photo 365-Day 134 “Big Head” Olmec Head in Xalapa, Veracruz. Made of basalt boulders, these structures are from the Olmec civilization. Many point to the features of the monuments as proof of a pre-Colombian African presence in Mexico. The monuments date back to 900 BC. The one showed here is 2.8 meters tall (a little […]