A COUNTRY CALLED EARTH IS THE BRAINCHILD OF ARTISTS FERRARI SHEPPHARD AND YASIIN BEY. ACCE HAS SYNTHESIZED INTO MEDIA PULPIT FOR EMERGING, INNOVATING AND STATUS-QUO-CHALLENGING ARTISTS AND INDIVIDUALS. THE GOAL OF ACCE'S CURATION IS TO HIGHLIGHT INDIVIDUALS, WORKS, COOPERATIVES AND MOVEMENTS THAT REMIND US OF HUMAN UNITY, THAT BREAK DOWN BORDERS, THAT INSPIRE FREE THOUGHT AND EXCHANGE ON THIS COUNTRY CALLED EARTH. 

Photoset: "Real Angels" by Ferrari Sheppard

Photoset: "Real Angels" by Ferrari Sheppard

At the northern most part of Zanzibar, Tanzania I came upon 13 women wading through the crystal blue shores of the Indian Ocean. They all wore stainless steel cooking pots on their heads. I wondered if I was witnessing a sort of odd ritual. Holding hands, they snaked through the salt water in single file, and they seemed to be chanting. By the time it occurred to me they were fishing, I found I was deeply entranced by the symbolism of their practical task. Working together with purpose, care and patience, the women came together to find subsistence.  Watching this, I unintentionally uttered aloud, "angels." I raised my camera to my eye, continuing in a whisper, "they're angels." "Real Angels":

Photoset: Sonic Blue

Photoset: Sonic Blue

Archives: Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon Q&A

Archives: Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon Q&A