Johny Pitts is an award-winning writer, spoken word artist, photographer, and journalist. He has presented for the BBC, MTV and ITV. His photography featured in the NY Times and he collaborated with Artangel on the photo essay ‘A Bend in The River’, for the The Space. In 2013 he founded online journal Afropean.com, for which he received an ENAR (European Network Against Racism) award for contribution to a racism-free Europe.
Afropean: Notes from Black Europe will be published by Penguin in June and was recently highlighted in The Guardian as a ‘debut to watch’. In the face of growing racial discrimination and anti-immigrant sentiment, ‘Afropean’ is an on-the-ground documentary of the largely hidden areas in our cities where Europeans of African descent are juggling their multiple allegiances and forging new identities.
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