The Art of Community

By Amandla Baraka

Writer, singer, poet, and activist Amyra León shares her approach to activism and community building, while adorned in looks by black owned label, Theophillio.

Credits
Director:  Amandla Baraka
Producer:Yinka Fasehun
Camera Assistant: Love Legerme
Stylist: Barrington Smith
Styling Assistant: Thanja Jaygbay
Hair Stylist: Rouchelle Thomas
Makeup Artist : Helen Franco
Colorist: Gabe Sanchez

All clothing featured by Theophilio and a very special thanks to Amyra León.

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Amandla Baraka

Photographer & Director / @totheppl
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Amandla Baraka is a self-taught Director and Photographer raised in Montclair, NJ with strong roots in Newark, New Jersey. Amandla established herself as a Fashion photographer, eventually transforming into fashion filmmaking. She spent a year directing short video content for Pyer Moss before she was hired to direct the "Focus Breathe-In" Global Adidas campaign. Shortly thereafter Amandla was hired to direct two music videos for RCA signed artist, Wesson Desir, Capitol Records signed artist, Masego, and indie hip hop artist, Ivy Sole. In addition, she has created recent spots for Target, Facebook and Amex. 

Currently based in Brooklyn, NY — Amandla’s experiences influence her contemplative images, capturing the stillness in a passing moment. Her video work is an homage to empathy, humanity, and curiosity.

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