Cultural Ripples

This visual journal acts as a curated presentation of artists’ works who are addressing topics that revolve around belonging, identity, inclusivity, diversity, and intimacy. On a weekly basis, we update the library with the hope to inspire and deepen our belonging.

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© Stefan Dotter: On tradition – The AMA (Women of the Sea 海女) – documenting a history of female pearl divers dates back as early as 927 AD during the Heian period in Japan

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© Sima Ajlyakin: On identity, “Live With It” is a series of photographs that documents various aspects of the transgender community in Lebanon - from the glamour of their lives to the struggles they face.

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↗↗↗☺↗© Rodrigo Oliveira: On identity, “Carioca, Negro & Queer” aims to deconstruct marginalized narratives built around black queer bodies, focusing on those living in favelas and peripheries within the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro.

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↗↗↗☺↗© Bettina Pittaluga French-Uruguayan photographer: On authenticity and humanity “I find beauty in authenticity - of an emotion, an instant, the other - in what is most real.”

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↗↗↗☺↗© Mustafah Abdulaziz from the series “Water” — a depiction on its accessibility, social and cultural influence on people in 32 countries. This moment was captured at Ganges River in India.

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↗↗↗☺↗© Clifford Prince King: On identity, celebrating the beauty of queer Black masculinity.

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↗↗↗☺↗© Joshua J Sneade: On culture, Nomads in Morocco.

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↗↗↗☺↗© Kalpesh Lathigra: On identity, belonging, and home. “My family had crossed that sea, but we were still Indians in the UK, and British non-resident Indians in India.”

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↗↗↗☺↗© Luo Yang: “GIRLS” is weak and fragile but also persistent and decisive, as the subjects depicted continue to face the tough process of inner growth in a reality ground in friction.

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