An organisation that captures portraits and stories of mixed-race people. We challenge the definition of the term mixed-race, it’s not so ‘Black and White’. Our goal is to raise awareness of the vastly growing population of mixed-race people around the world and how their mixed background and cultures influence the unique way they navigate their every-day lives.
Stories are subjective, allowing each person to be open, and truthful about their own life experience and opinions.
The inspiration for mixedracefaces is in honour of Rienkje Zoet ( A dutch women ) , late mother to Tenee Attoh.
Rienkje and Fred Attoh ( Tenee’s father ) got married in Amsterdam in the early 1950’s . Fred Attoh was one of the first Ghanaian photographers to make his mark documenting Ghana in its post Independence state with his brilliant photography. Rienkje and Fred returned to Ghana in the late 1950’s with their 3 children and stayed together for 25 years.
Rienkje was a strong woman who broke down barriers to enter a different culture began a legacy in a time when inter-racialism wasn’t widely accepted. We have come along way now, it’s time to celebrate the mixed generations.
We feel that it is really important to embrace our cultural backgrounds and identify with what makes you, YOU. We often talk to people about their lives and find it remarkably interesting. So much so, we wanted to share this experience with the world and document the stories of many through mixedracefaces.
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde