Anna Boyiazis is an American documentary photographer based in Southern California and East Africa. Her areas of focus include human rights, public health, and women and girls’ issues. In her series Finding Freedom in the Water, (2016), Boyiazis documents an act of emancipation: Muslim women and girls in Zanzibar learning to swim for the very first time. In this talk, Boyiazis discusses these photographs and the story behind their creation, eliciting compassion and bringing our shared humanity to the fore.
Related Exhibition: World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean
More than 150 artworks from Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Oman, and Yemen demonstrate how the seafaring world of the Swahili coast is a vibrant site of cultural convergence, with historically deep and enduring connections to eastern and central Africa, the port towns of the western Indian Ocean, Europe, and the United States.
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