Limited edition prints for sale to raise money for BlackStar Projects, in celebration of our 10th anniversary. 

Participating Artists:
Andrea Pippins
Arthur Jafa
Cauleen Smith
Garrett Bradley
Damon Davis
Fahamu Pecou
Haile Gerima
Kahlil Joseph
Kevin Jerome Everson
Louis Massiah
Michelle Angela Ortiz
Terence Nance

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Aquarian 1998 by Louis Massiah, a self-portrait drawn on February 3, 1998 at 10:56 pm. In the bottom left corner it reads "Kitchen 1507 - David is here."

Louis Massiah

Aquarian 1998

2020, from the Aquarian Series 
11 x 8.5 in. 

The Aquarian series is part of an annual ritual of Massiah, creating
a self-portrait yearly, that has carried out over the past 51 years.

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Artist Bio

Louis Massiah (BSFF20) is a documentary filmmaker and the founder of the Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia, a media arts center that provides production workshops to community groups and emerging independent media makers. As an educator and institution builder, Massiah has developed media production methodologies that assist first time makers author their own stories, including the Precious Places Community History project, a collection of 107 collaboratively produced documentaries; the Muslim Voices of Philadelphia community history project, the Great Migration - A City Transformed and a current project The Tenants of Lenapehocking in the Age of Magnets.  

As a director, Massiah’s award-winning documentaries include The Bombing of Osage Avenue, W.E.B. Du Bois – A Biography in Four Voices, Cecil B. Moore, two films for the Eyes on the Prize II series, and A is for Anarchist, B is for Brown, broadcast on television and screened at festivals in the US, Europe and Africa. His commissions include the President’s House site, a five channel permanent video installation for the U.S. National Park Service and a video installation for the Musée des Civilisations Noires in Dakar.