I am delighted to share the photographs of a fellow Montrealer here on ABDZ, his name is Mustafa Hacalaki. We are following his pursuit of trailing silhouettes of strangers through light, shadows, and reflections.
Black Archivist is a new project by the talented creator Paul Octavious and aims to spotlight the power of the Black narrative by providing tools to tell stories of their community. I’ve had the personal honor of meeting Paul and he’s as beautiful a human as the work he creates. Paul began exploring the world of photography in 2005 and it changed his life trajectory. This new grassroots project will help provide the tools and resources for Black people to document the life around them, both the triumphs and the tribulations.
Black Archivist makes it easy for anyone to either donate or apply to receive an array of photography equipment including cameras, lenses, computers and more in an effort to break down the barrier to entry for documentation or compensation. Thanks to Paul for creating a meaningful way to inspire us all in a time when it’s needed most.