Resource List

This page offers interesting web links and information about photography, books, history, fashion and other sources of image-rich and or strong cultural design information.

HEALTHY FOOD
1. Check out my Raw Soul Food and Sistahintheraw with practical resources for greater health and wellbeing. http://sistahintheraw.wordpress.com Also see on Facebook.

2. Love Gift Vegan offers excellent vegan and raw food in Brockley, SE London. I love to pop in when I am out and about locally. They have a page on Facebook. They are at 108 Brockley Rise, SE4, London.

3. Brixton based, Lucy’s Juices, everything you could want for delicious healthy choices. www.lucysjuices.com

SPIRITUALITY
1. If you are thinking of getting married, are planning a baby blessing or naming ceremony, or organising a funeral ceremony, as an Interfaith Minister, my role is to work with individuals, couples, families, children, groups and organisations to create special bespoke ceremonies and to offer blessings that enable you to honour significant life and community occasions in a way that is uniquely meaningful and affirming of your values and beliefs. Check out the Spiritual Resouces page for more information.

DESIGN
1. South African Design Link Love is an attempt to create a one-stop links portal for people looking for information, inspiration or just links to the S.A. design talent. http://southafricandesign.wordpress.com/

2. Looking for a great creative logo designer? I highly recommend the work of  LeanneCreativewww.leannecreative.com

HISTORY
1. African missionary photography. You can now read ‘Capturing the Image: African Missionary Photography as Enslavement and Liberation’,  Jack Thompson’s Day Associates lecture given at Yale in June 2007. http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/divinity/research/resources/african-missionary

2. The Mckenzie Heritage Picture Archive was the first commercial Black picture library in Europe, operating between 1996 and 2006. www.mckenzieheritage.com

3. Contrasts, Textures and Hues – Exploring early printed images of people of African and Asian heritage. http://contraststexturesandhues.wordpress.com

4. Still called the ‘new’ Black Cultural Archives because it opened just last year, on 24th July 2014. The BCA is in the heart of Brixton, in Windrush Square and is an interesting meeting space, with exhibitions, and educational and cultural events. http://bcaheritage.org.uk

5. The Social History Hub is a social enterprise set up to bring different generations together to celebrate the success of ordinary people. It aims to capture these untold stories and to curate online audio-visual exhibitions. www.socialhistoryhub.com

PHOTOGRAPHY
1. 100 London Faces – This project features portraits of 100 Londoners, reflecting the huge diversity of people. www.100facesoflondon.org/100_Faces_of_London/Welcome.html

2. Features independent, unbiased digital camera reviews, specifications, news, and forums. The buyers guide will help you choose the best digital camera for your money! http://www.dcresource.com/

3. The Frame Room is a resource dedicated to web hosting photo galleries, but also includes reviews of suitable software, a glossary of terms, and useful links. www.frameroom.com

4. Daniel McKenzie-Cossou is a great freelance camera operator, editor and photographer. www.danzack.com

5. Pixalo is a totally free site dedicated to the Photography Enthusiast. www.pixalo.com/

6. Digital photography tips for amateurs and aspiring professionals www.prophotolife.com/

SHOPPING
1. Elegance with a sense of feminitiy or fashion from Iman. http://imancosmetics.com/

2. Hemma garments are hand made using the best quality of imported Kente fabric from Ghana. www.thehemmacollection.com/

3. Awa Jewelry – Designer Awa Kamara creates handmade pieces from wood, shell, camel bone, vinyl records, recycled glass, clay, gemstones, brass, silver, hypoallergenic 14K gold-filled metals and leather. www.awakamara.com

4. Sika Designs – one of my favourite places to shop for contemporary Ghanian couture  www.sikadesigns.co.uk/

5. Zenubian – a lovely gift shop tucked away in the heart of Ladywell, SE London, where I’ve bought some lovely cowrie shell products. Check out their page on Facebook.

6. Looking for stunning African-centered cards and prints? Try KofiArts! Check out Kofi’s website, for his creative products and the arts workshops available: www.kofiarts.com

7. Looking for a funky African print apron? Jubella have created quality designs, using contemporary prints. Take a look… www.jubellalondon.com And by the way, I won a kitchen set back in their summer giveaway, lucky me!

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