Diaspora Dictionary

Diaspora DictionaryNovember 2nd - 12th, 2015
Social Sciences Atrium

The Diaspora Dictionary: Bahia, Brazil exhibit is called a ‘dictionary’ because the photographs and artifacts are categorized alphabetically within different aspects of culture. Diaspora Dictionary uses literacy to show the similarities and differences of Black, African people throughout the Diaspora; it is not specific to one country, but it extends itself to encompass all the many countries and cultures that make up the African Diaspora. Diaspora Dictionary: Bahia, Brazil gives access to Brazil through one of its richest cultural states.  This exhibit was made possible through Morehouse in Bahia (Fulbright-Hays Project Abroad) in Atlanta, Georgia and the Steve Biko Cultural Institute in Bahia, Brazil.

Artist’s Statement

Nneka BennettNneka A. Bennett is an elementary educator and freelance photographer.  As an educator, Nneka is interested in the integration of art in the STEM subjects also known as S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math).  Nneka is currently obtaining her Master’s degree in Elementary Education. As a freelance photographer she is committed to capturing the beauty in the world to use as a tool to inspire her students and others. Nneka currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.

For more information about the exhibit or to purchase prints contact Nneka Bennett at nnekaben@gmail.com