Johny Pitts - Afropean: Travels in Black Europe

Discover our online activities around the exhibition Johny Pitts - Afropean: Travels in Black Europe. In Afropean writer and photographer journalist Johny Pitts (Sheffield, UK) examines the life of black communities, travelling across Europe.

Foam invites Johny Pitts and Gloria Wekker 

Foam Invites Johny Pitts and Gloria Wekker © Foam. Video by Yuri Yabi Blaak.

Photographer and journalist Johny Pitts discusses the current exhibition Afropean: Travels in Black Europe together with professor and anthropologist Gloria Wekker. In the video, they discuss the term 'Afropean' and take a closer look at the images Johny took in Amsterdam.

Johny Pitts X Forum on European Culture X De Balie

Opening 18 September, 2020 © Foam. Photo: Almicheal Fraay.

On Friday 18 September, Forum on European Culture and De Balie presented an interview with Johny Pitts about his project 'Afropean' in Foam.

-> Click here to watch the full interview

Pakhuis de Zwijger
Stories from Nieuw-West - Afropean

During the online programme Stories from Nieuw-West by Pakhuis de Zwijger, Jörgen Tjon A Fong went into conversation with photographer Johny Pitts, chairman of the executive board of Amsterdam West Fenna Ulichki, storyteller Fouad Lakbir and artist Angela Tellier. They shared their stories and experiences, inspired by the exhibition Afropean Express: Travels in Black Europe.

-> Watch the full conversation

This exhibition is created by Foam and Forum on European Culture, and is curated by Johny Pitts and Foam.

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

In 2021 Foam receives additional support from Kickstart Cultuurfonds and the Mondriaan Fund.


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