Austin Photographers to Appear in Arts in Context on KLRU

Hakeem Adewumi photographs Loyce Gayo in his studio in 2015 for the Distant Relatives exhibit "Home." Photo courtesy of KLRU-TV, Austin PBS
Photographers Moyo Oyelola and Hakeem Adewumi will be featured in the Oct. 10 episode of Arts in Context, a weekly production of KLRU-TV, Austin PBS.

soulciti photography contributor Hakeem Adewumi will be featured in the Oct. 10 episode of Arts in Context, a weekly production of KLRU-TV, Austin PBS. Adewumi is also Communications Manager at the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce.

Moyo Oyelola (left) and Hakeem Adewumi, of the Austin-based photography collaboration Distant Relatives, plan their next move. Photo courtesy of KLRU-TV, Austin PBS.

Adewumi and photographer Moyo Oyelola, who are Austin-based and Nigerian American artists, both appear in the episode and have traveled, explored, and experienced the vast array of countries that make up the African diaspora. The episode focuses on their Home exhibit.

The collaborative duo, styled as Distant Relatives, was sparked by an instant friendship that grew into a “multi-sensory experience for our audience to learn more about Black people across the world,” says Adewumi.

Migration and storytelling play an integral role in connecting African descendants across the globe.

“Migration and storytelling play an integral role in connecting African descendants across the globe,” according to the Distant Relatives website, drexhibit.co. “It is through these efforts that we understand that the concept of our identity extends beyond citizenship and nationality.”

Watch the Home episode of Arts in Context featuring Adewumi and Oyelola on KLRU on Monday, Oct. 10 at 10:30 p.m., or on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. It will also be available anytime on KLRU.org, or through the PBS app. A trailer appears below, courtesy of KLRU.

In its seventh season, Arts in Context is now a weekly production. Support for Arts in Context is provided by Art Works, Wells Fargo, The Kodosky Foundation, The Burdine Johnson Foundation, and the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division.

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