Loyd Kofi Foster
Land That We Love
Land That We Love is a series of photographs and videos highlighting Foster’s experiences in the West African country of Sierra Leone. From children to adults, these images highlight everyday life in Sierra Leone and the resiliency of the people who always find ways to rebuild during difficult times.
The Arctic Smiles Now
In 2015, Akey traveled to the arctic, to the scenes of airships and sledging parties, ice floes and glaciers. In the past men came there to push back the shade of Terra Incognita from the maps of mankind and they stayed there as ghosts, as myths. But when she arrived to the top of our planet what she found was not glittering expanses of ice and blue melt ponds, the strong feel of the men of legend; Instead she found tundra, green and gold in the low autumn sun, black brown rock from ancient tropical oceans and women with rifles. The Arctic Smiles Now shows these women at work, the northern ecosystem they protect and work within, and weaves them together in conversation with stories from the past.
Immigration in IberoAmerica
This exhibit aims to show the positive cultural, social and economic influence of immigrants in the IberoAmerican countries, portraying how they have welcomed immigrants in to their cultures. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the IberoAmerican Cultural Attachés Association (AACIA), whose is to promote, disseminate, and preserve the heritage, culture, and art of IberoAmerica in the Washington D.C. area, while working actively to build bridges between Latin America, Portugal, Spain, and the United States.