Motherhood: Sculpting My Story (2017)
What says "Bull City" better than a bull? In 2007, Leah Foushee sculpted Durham's iconic bull statue with her husband, Mike Waller. Now the metal sculptors have two young children, who mold them into better parents - and artists - everyday. Leah’s latest series, Buttons, explores the generational journey of mothers “keeping it all together."
Black Superman: The Power of Rap (2017)
Newspaper sales agent by day. Hip-hop mentor by night. Josh “Rowdy” Rowsey heads up the local cypher scene, and he’s committed to helping black youth discover their “God voice.”
The Birder: Spotting Small Miracles (2017)
A retired environmental consultant, Jim Capel leads bird walks throughout Durham’s natural parks. In a raucous era of polarized tweets, he helps people listen better, just by tuning in to the “small miracles” chirping in their backyard.
First Draft (2014)
Poem about loving yourself, and all who've made you you, after heartbreak.
Featured in the videopoetry anthology Moving Poems and student film festivals at Duke University.
United In Praise (2017)
United In Praise is a big-hearted student gospel choir rooted in praise and community.
Produced with Duke University Chapel.
This preface to DefMo’s annual showcase celebrates dance as a guiding compass and source of community throughout life.
Music: “Compass” by Zella Day (Louis the Child Remix)
Cristina Echeverry: Un Retrato de La Artista (2014)
Growing up in Medellín, Colombia, Cristina Echeverry has witnessed the “everyday” deaths of neighbors who wander onto arbitrary walkways claimed by gangs. When a friendly neighborhood stroll becomes life-or-death, can a body be truly free from the straitjacket of territorial violence? Through overlaid photography, Cristina shares her artistic journey to make sense of the fractured streets she calls home.
Santiago Ramirez Rios (2014)
Santiago is a full-time jokester. But behind the laughs, he aches from the violence and inequality he has experienced in Medellín, Colombia. In this honest reflection on urban design, Santiago shares why studying architecture is nothing short of survival - and his key to transforming urban space.
Produced with Mobility Movilidad.
Musicians of Charles Bridge (2014)
Known to locals as Karlov Most, the famous Charles Bridge hosts a dynamic roulette of musicians every day in Prague.
The fullest "blank canvas" in the world stands in Prague. A living tribute to imagination, the John Lennon Wall inspires one guitarist to unify strangers in song.
This gallery explores how artists connect communities with great imagination.