Captures portraits & video clips of mixed-race people telling stories that define them.
Not only do we showcase each individual story, but it will also demonstrate how coming from a mixture of backgrounds influences the unique way members of this community navigate their every day lives. Interviews will be 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, late mother to Tenee Attoh. A dutch woman who married Tenee’s father Fred Attoh, a Ghanaian photographer, in the 1950’s and lived in Ghana for 25 years. 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