STREET ARTIST DREPH IS FILLING LONDON WITH EXTRAORDINARY BLACK WOMEN

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Artist Neequaye Dreph Dsane paints huge, beautiful pictures that celebrate black women’s stories in London.

London based, British-Ghanaian artist Neequaye Dreph Dsane artist better known as Dreph, paints beautiful images of his most inspirational women friends around London. The huge paintings of the black women can be seen around public spots, including Soho and various spots in the east end of the city.

The 43-year-old street artist aims to inspire and celebrate “amazing women who are not given the visibility they deserve”, by utilising the power of a very public art form to shine a light and empower.

“Through the paintings and subjects’ backstories, I am paying tribute to ordinary women who do extraordinary work for the betterment of their communities and societY.

This project is about empowerment, it's about female empowerment. All of the subjects are women that I know. They're all normal women who do extraordinary things in the community."

Women highlighted in the series include charity workers, educators, youth workers, a health consultant, and a psychotherapist specialising in supporting survivors of sexual abuse among others.

Check out the above below alongside a selection of Dreph's work.

 

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