Illusions of Me
Many young Africans are struggling with racism and hostility while living in a city like Melbourne. ‘Illusions of Me’ is a personal project I am currently working on that aims to break the false images and impressions certain politicians and news agencies may instil to the public through their words and articles. Africans and Muslims are often portrayed as violent, dangerous and responsible for the city’s crimes, encouraging the public to be fearful of them, especially the presence of African ‘gangs’.
African children enjoy a fun Saturday afternoon playing at the communal BBQ / playground area at the Flemington Estate. The families gather here once every month with lots of food and music, while the young ones play outside. The children tell me that they are grateful that they have a chance at growing up
More to come.