Author Archives: Afropean

www.johnypitts.com now live!

This won’t be the most riveting post you’ll read today, so we’ll keep it brief… Most of my articles can now be found on http://www.afropean.com, but I am looking at integrating this blog into my new personal website http://www.johnypitts.com, as a way of showing all the articles I personally write (rather than the articles I […]

Stockholm Metro

They are tearing down the 1930’s Modernist intersection called ‘Slussen’, so I spent some time there taking photographs and saying goodbye…

www.afropean.com: A new Afro European Culture Magazine!

Afropean.com: A New Afro-European Resource The Afropean is a new online multimedia, multidisciplinary journal exploring the social, cultural and aesthetic interplay of black and European cultures, and the synergy of styles and ideas brought about because of this union. After winning an ENAR Award for a contribution toward a racism-free Europe with our Afropean Culture […]

Street Photo: ‘New Europe’

For a few months I’d been toying with the idea of shooting some photographs in Baker Street tube station. I was interested in capturing the old Victorian details that evoke Sherlock Holmes, the vintage lettering left from the turn of the century, the doors that read ‘private’ and the dusty crevices that had preserved the […]

Happy New Year from North Africa!

I would like to explain why I haven’t updated the blog for a little while. I’ve been in the lab scheming away on developing the website http://www.afropean.com into an online magazine, and building a team around the magazine to take off from where the brilliant Erik Kamble left us with his Afro-Europe Blog which sadly […]

Street Photo: Patrice Lumumba University, Moscow

Searching for black culture in Moscow was difficult, until I found the People’s Friendship University of Russia on the outskirts of the city, where this photograph was taken. Here West African students inhabited stark communist- era buildings. The connection between Russia and Africa is very much a Soviet one, as cold-war links were forged and […]

On Having an Afro in Britain…

My white friends from Sheffield always mock me…. “He only pulls ’cause of his afro” they say, if I ever get attention from the opposite sex. I’ve shaved it off on numerous occasions to try prove them wrong, but, alas, I’m afraid they might be onto something. Even past girlfriends have encouraged me to keep […]