I always wonder about the term “ethnic” and how it’s used in various media to mean all manners of things. From the “tribal” African to the “earthy” Black woman, the term is rather generic and loaded at the same time. But this Behance project is beautiful executed, generic signifiers notwithstanding. Enjoy the curious contradictions!
I love a good story. Rachel Benjamin‘s short titled ‘The Missing Peace‘ does an amazing job of capturing a coming of age story in such a short space. Check it out below! It’s based on story by Edwidge Danticat and it takes place in Haiti. This is Rachel Benjamin’s fifth short film. Support the artist! Leave your feedback below and follow Rachel on twitter.
Today we kick off a series of posts on the Horn of Africa, the people, the culture and yes, the famine, too. We’re really excited to share this with you and we’ve set up a special section on the site to house the posts. We have a few guest posts lined up for the section as well as many, many links, blogs, twitters and stories to share with you.
If you would like to do a guest post, please let us know as we have a few more slots available for the duration of the summer. In the meantime, we welcome your links, images, sounds, and insight for this project. Head over to the Horn of Africa section to check out the pieces that are up already. See you there!