A few weeks ago, ahead of FRIDA – Female Revolution in Dance & Art, I got “unibrowed”, moustached, red lippied and dressed up as the legend Frida Kahlo for the International Women’s Month event. Or rather, as Frida Kahlo in a selection of her self-portraits.
The photos, which are part of the ongoing exhibition, were taken by Bumi Thomas, whose philosophy is about “transcending cultural boundaries and subverting realities with abstract constructs using photography and music as her mediums of exploration.” Visit her site and while there, listen to “Free as a Bird”. You’ll love it. Or just scroll down to listen.
The other Frida is Pia Cabble, the woman whose concept and effort made the memorable night – and we even had a mini Frida Kahlo as you will see below.
What do you think of our Frida tribute photo shoot?
© Bumi Thomas Photography
Hi! I’m Minna Salami. I’m a writer, blogger, columnist, lecturer and speaker and the founder of the feminist blog, MsAfropolitan, which connects feminism to contemporary culture from an Africa-centred perspective. I’ve been listed alongside Michelle Obama and Angelina Jolie as one of “twelve women changing the world” by ELLE and my work has been used as a resource and case study at universities around the world. Like what you just read? Sign up above to receive new posts directly in your inbox.