Sports Illustrated commissioned celebrity photographer Kwaku Alston to photograph Jason Collins for its exclusive cover story on the NBA center, who made history last week when he announced that he is gay, making him the first male pro athlete in the U.S. to come out. Here’s a look at some of Kwaku’s portraits of Collins. […]
Kwaku Alston and Art Streiber will be presenting their work and sharing their sources of inspiration on Tuesday, April 23, at 20×20: Diffusion LA—A Featured MOPLA Discussion. The title of the event comes from the PechaKucha format: 20 slides x 20 seconds each. As the event organizers say: “It’s PowerPoint meets poetry slam.” The event […]
Kwaku Alston recently produced a stunning set of new portraits of Janelle Monae for Essence‘s April issue, marking the second time he’s shot the uniquely stylish musical artist for the magazine (see their previous collaboration here). “The first Monae shoot (under creative direction of Deborah Boardley) for Essence focused on her as a musician, using her […]
Kwaku Alston recently photographed LL Cool J for Essence‘s March cover story. Here’s a look, along with video from their shoot, which took place at Concrete Loft in Los Angeles… . . . .
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Self-portrait with tea (and cakes!) by Kwaku Alston, shot for SMart Book 2013… . . . .
Kwaku Alston’s short film “Children of the Rainbow” wins grand prize for video in Maine Media Workshop’s Spirit of Place competition
Many congratulations to Kwaku Alston, whose Children of the Rainbow took top prize in the video category of the Spirit of Place competition, presented by Maine Media Workshops + College. Shot in Brazil during carnival, the film is “my homage to the beautiful culture and people of Brazil,” says Kwaku. . . The jurors included […]
. If you’ve ever wanted to study with Kwaku Alston, now is your chance: He’s just launched his first-ever workshop, the Venice Beach Street Photography Workshop, and registration is under way. For details, visit venicebeachphotoworkshops.com. And to sign up, head over here. . .
Carnival kicks off tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and in honor of this most festive of festivities (and to help ease the dread of the snowstorm headed our way this weekend), we present Children of the Rainbow, a short film by Kwaku Alston. Shot on location in Rio, it captures the vibrancy of carnival […]
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