The Eyes 2021, Softcover, 240 pages, 24 × 17 cm
The Eyes questions cultural and societal evolutions through the prism of photography and creation and gives carte blanche to experts directly concerned by the subjects addressed. B-Side, the upcoming issue of The Eyes journal, invites its readers to a visual exploration of what it means to be Afropean, a notion of expertise of guest curator Johny Pitts, British photographer and author. Historical and contemporary photographers, seminal and singular books and journals will explore the diversity of Black identities as experienced in Europe.
Entitled “B-Side“, this issue is strongly inspired by music, the field that gave birth to the term Afropean. B-Side is also an opportunity to take an offbeat approach and look at the B-side, the one we don’t hear much about and see most of the time in a marginal way.
Johny Pitts is the curator of the ENAR (European Network Against Racism) award-winning online journal Afropean.com and the author of Afropean: Notes from Black Europe (Penguin Random House). Translated into French, German, Italian and Spanish, it has been awarded the 2020 Jhalak Prize and the 2020 Bread & Roses Award for Radical Publishing and is the recipient of the 2021 Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding and the 2021 European Essay Prize.