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BlackStar Projects Celebrates Creatives of Color

Unveiling the fourth issue of ‘Seen.’

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BlackStar Projects, the producer of the BlackStar Film Festival, has just released its fourth issue of Seen, a bi-annual journal that highlights a myriad of visual art created by Black, Brown and Indigenous artists.

Guest-edited by artist Darol Olu Kae, the diverse initiative’s fourth issue contains a wealth of enriching essays, interviews and reviews, alongside captivating photography. In his introduction to the latest work, Kae writes, “With this fourth issue, we seek to extend Seen’s ongoing exploration of what it means to see and bear witness for Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities globally. ”

As Kae accurately surmises, “Each piece in this issue explores the complexities of vision and visual culture in an ever-shifting world.” Between its vibrant covers, readers will find Ghanaian-American writer and culture critic Zeba Blay’s thoughts on Issa Rae’s generation-shaping HBO Max series Insecure, American filmmaker Sky Hopinka’s visual reflections on process and memory in her short film Kicking the Clouds, as well as a touching tribute to late critic Greg Tate.

Seen is available for purchase on BlackStar Project’s website and is also available at local, international and online outlets, including: BYE BYE NEIGHBOR, Forin Cafe, Harriett’s Bookshop, magCulture, McNally Jackson, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Printworks, Reparations Club, The Sable Collective, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Tomorrow Today, Ulises and Uncle Bobbie’s.

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