DALLAS – Nigerian-American photographers Hakeem Adewumi and Moyo Ayelola are enlightening the African diaspora in Dallas with their curated photos of countries including Tanzania, Morocco, Nicaragua and Brazil, where Africans have resettled over the centuries.
Entitled “Distance Relatives“, the exhibit features installations, videos, storytelling and photos to expose an audience to the many cultures that derived from the African diaspora.
Adewumi, a Dallas native, met Oyelola at the University of Texas in Austin and learned that their love for photography and traveling matched their mutual themes of home, migration and community. They decided to work together to create an exhibit for people to gain a better understanding of African history and culture.
Their unconventional displays show framed photos to shadow boxes that resemble suitcases.
Watch the documented journey and creative process of their exhibit.
“Distant Relatives” will be displayed at the South Dallas Cultural Center until Saturday, February 25.