African Paparazi in London

Ugandan women
My friend always said to me never to go anywhere without your camera as the world is a stage. He smiled and said to me that.

having a zoom lens camera is like havin’ four balls.

Being back to London was a very different experience.
African Paparazi in London

African Woman
The old London I left behind was full of social centers run by Leftist Radical Anarchists. We spent weeks in social centres creating Art and writing radical software(this was the start of opensource culture)
African Paparazi in London
However, not all social centres were the same. The Wombles (an anarchist Collective) spaces tended to be more welcoming to ethinic minority as compared to other collectives.—This will have to be another posting—
Okay, let’s forget about that time-warp and get back to a newer one.
African Paparazi in London
Poverty and inequalities in London
African Paparazi in London
The face of Capitalism was so Ugly…
African Paparazi in London
The old were left to fend for themselves
African Paparazi in London
This new London was all about Starbuck..n’ wifi culture. The same culture we had resisted (Anti-Globalisation) from Seattle to Genoa seemed to be running London.
African Paparazi in London
Consumerism and a comfy…life was not the problem but inequality was.
African Paparazi in London
The tools of capitalism are not owned by workers…
I tried looking for Anarchists spaces but found all gone…the space had a new tenant.
African Paparazi in London

African Paparazi in London

London
The Army doing Community work…
African Paparazi in London

After failing to get a social center run by anarchists, I decided to improvise and take to the street and do some guerrilla camera work.
African Paparazi in London

African Paparazi in London

African Paparazi in London

African Paparazi in London
I couldn’t help taking this Pic…I felt this dad was a Ugandan..I could feel it!

African Paparazi in London

African Paparazi in London
Some social space to do a bit of Art…

African Paparazi in London
African Paparazi in London

African Paparazi in London
I could tell that these were my Congolese sisters from Kivu.

London Wag-African Paparazi in London

London had a new thing called the wag…someone said to me that the wag is something that fucks footballers on a loan.
African Paparazi in London

African Paparazi in London
Bad hair on a London Street..

African Paparazi in London
Don’t date girls with bad hair

African Paparazi in London

African Paparazi in London

African Paparazi in London

African Paparazi in London

African Paparazi in London

African Paparazi in London

African Paparazi in London

African Paparazi in London

I decided to visit the Notting Hill Carnival…

Notting Hill carnival 2010
This year’s Notting Hill carnival was a bit quite-the floats were less, compared to last year.
What was also new, there were few black people(Africans) and more white people-in the past years,you saw more black revellers but now the number has dwindled.
Notting Hill carnival 2010
There were less metal barriers between the revellers and floats-this became a nightmare as you had the facebook generation jumping into the floats to be photographed by their friends-indeed, they became a nuisance to everyone’s liking.
Notting Hill carnival 2010

However, the atmosphere was calm and no incidents of violence were visible. Not very sure if I would go back next year, as the buzz was missing.
Notting Hill carnival 2010
But, overall the organisers did a wonderful job, and who knows, maybe after the credit crunch the crazy people will be in the area at next-year’s carnival.
Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010

London Notting Hill carnival 2010


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