Artblog Presents Creative Africa – Akinbode Akinbiyi

Another great Artblog video - this one of self-taught, street photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi, English-born, Berlin-based, of Nigerian parentage. It's a great interview with the artist, who loves to wander the streets of mega-cities of the world to document the places and peoples. - Artblog Editor

Akinbode Akinbiyi was born in England of Nigerian parents. The Berlin-based artist is a self-taught street photographer who calls himself a “wanderer.” He loves mega-cities and in fact he told us he wandered around our own mega-city, Philadelphia, and took photos when he was here. Artblog spoke with Akinbiyi on May 13, 2016, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building, home of five Creative Africa exhibitions. You can see Akinbiyi’s beautiful black and white photos at the PMA Perelman building now until Sept. 25, 2016.

More about Creative Africa here and more about Akinbode Akinbiyi here.


Thank you to our Art Splash/Creative Africa team of Jennifer Zarro, Project Manager, Eli Laban, videographer and video editor, and Arielle Alterwaite, video and photo assistant, all of whom did a great job of capturing the people, action, words, and art of Creative Africa. Eli wrangled the many hours of film footage into 4 beautiful and compelling narratives.

Special thank you to our series sponsor, Mari Shaw, Artblog contributor and art lover, whose passion for Art Splash and for children as the future art lovers of the world, was the germination of this video project.

Look for the next video, focusing on Philadelphia designer and creative director, Walé Oyejidé of Ikiré Jones, coming up soon!


Photos of Akinbode Akinbiyi and his work at Creative Africa

Photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi (r) with Seydou Camara (center r), Curator Peter Barbarie (center l) and Ananias Léki Dago - featured in Creative Africa
Photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi (r) with Seydou Camara (center r), Photography Curator Peter Barbarie (center l) and Ananias Léki Dago – featured in Creative Africa
photographer looking at photographs
Akinbode Akinbiyi with some of his work in Creative Africa
photographs on a wall with people
Installation, work by Akinbode Akinbiyi at Creative Africa, at the press preview, May 13, 2016