Taiye Selasi is an American writer and photographer of Nigerian and Ghanian origin, she describes herself as a “local” of Accra, Berlin, New York and Rome. In 2005, Selasi published “Bye-Bye, Babar (Or: What is an Afropolitan?)“, her seminal text on Afropolitans. Her novel, Ghana Must Go, was published by Penguin in 2013. Selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2013 by The Wall Street Journal and The Economist, the novel has been sold in 22 countries. Selasi graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BA degree in American Studies from yale, and earned her MPhil in international relations from Nuffield College, Oxford. She is the author of the children’s book Anansi and the Golden Pot, published in 2022.

David Gilbert is an artist and photographer currently living in Los Angeles; he was born in New York. He has had solo exhibitions at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York; Chris Sharp Gallery, Los Angeles; Rebecca Camacho Presents, San Francisco; 12.26, Dallas; and The Finley, Los Angeles. His work is in the permanent collection of LACMA, and he has been an artist-in-residence at Yaddo, Lighthouse Works, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 2015, he presented Duets (a performance with Pau Pescador) as part of Performa15 in New York. His work has been written about in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art in America, XTRA Magazine, BOMB, and Art Review. In the February 2019 issue of Artforum, Wayne Koestenbaum wrote Gilbert is “a photographer whose beat is the afterlife as it takes place now, in this studio, this room, among these bedclothes and paint stains and wigs and strings.”

Alice Miceli is a Brazilian artist from Rio de Janeiro. Using photography and video, Miceli applies formal experimentation, investigative travel, and archival research to chart manifestations of trauma inflicted on social and natural landscapes.

LaMont Hamilton is an autodidact interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago. Hamilton works primarily in photography, film and performance.

Milagros de la Torre’s work has been exhibited extensively and is part of permanent museum collections in Europe and America. Two important monographs have been recently published, Milagros de la Torre. Photographs 1991-2011 and Observed.