"The concept for this piece was inspired by Colin Kaepernick’s protest against systemic racism and rights violations. Looking closely at the details you can see the football shoulder pads, the number 7 chain, and the IMWITHKAP patch that all reference his mission. The idea being that standing for a cause may lead to persecution in the short term but in the end there is no question who is on the right side of history." –Yung Yemi
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ABOUT Yung Yemi:
Adeyemi Adegbesan is a Toronto based photographic artist whose practice aims to examine the intersectionality of black identity. Reflecting on blackness through pre-colonial – colonial - present day and future timelines, across regions, religions, varying levels of income, and political lines; Adegbesan interrogates the dichotomy of the richness of black experiences with the imposed societal homogeneity of ‘Blackness’. Through his work Adegbesan pulls from these varying elements to create Afro-futuristic portraits that embody history, future, and culture all in one.
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