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Atiba T. Edwards // Founder & Chief Curator

Atiba is an engineer focused on making and connecting creative people through moments so that they can impact their own world.

Jozi Zwerdling // Curator

Jozi is an artist enabler, educator and organizer who loves the INSIGHT project as a means of re-imagining, linking and documenting selves, stories and worlds.

Shani Cohen // Curator

Shani is a Brooklyn based writer who believes in uniting our diverse communities through art and the power of words.

Cheryl Lee Bowers // Curator

Cheryl is a Brooklyn based visual artist who believes photography and art is her freedom. “Visual Art is all about revelation, communication and celebration.”

Jordan Kifer // Curator

Jordan is a Brooklyn based writer focused on creating art that invites conversation and inspires larger cultural impact.

Marja Lankinen // Curator

Marja is a LA based writer, commercial dancer and founder of Yoga For Dancers. She believes that voices speak volumes, and it’s time for the visionaries and vanguards for a more just and equitable world to be heard.

INSIGHT Magazine showcases and archives emerging contemporary artists from all art disciplines. FOKUS produces this magazine to provide insight into people who are creating art, traditional and non-traditional, in their own way.

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Cover by Amarachi Crystal Esowe Contributing Artists: Élan Cadiz • Rachel Chatham • Alma Davila-Toro • Atiba T. Edwards • Amarachi Crystal Esowe • inèrcies • Jeana Lindo • Christine Stoddard • Stephanie Winbush • Justin Zak

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Jeana Lindo Sunlight Justin Zak Two Hearts Overshadowed Atiba T. Edwards The Waves Between The Wave Rachel Chatham Figured inèrcies Found Christine Stoddvard Camcorder & Barbie Dresses, No. 2 Alma Davila-Toro Muscoota ​Élan Cadiz Shadow of A Man: 96 Stephanie Winbush Eviction Notice

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Sunlight

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Jeana Lindo is a recent graduate of Parsons School of Design where she studied photography. Her projects celebrate her cultural heritage as a child of the African diaspora and as a Chinese-Jamaican person. www.jeana-lindo.com www.fokus.org |

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Two Hearts Overshadowed Justin Zak

Justin hails from Houston, TX. At a very young age, he became interested in multiple fields of artistic expression. He is a musician and multi-instrumentalist, pencil artist and a photographer. 6 | www.fokus.org


The Waves Between The Waves

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Figured

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Dreamwork

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Pyschopomp

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Asylum

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Rachel Chatham is a Brooklyn based artist specializing in acrylic painting and ink drawing. Her work is informed by a background in theatrical performance and a career as an production electrician and lighting designer. www.rachelchatham.com 12 | www.fokus.org


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Found

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No hi han portes (there’s no doors) www.fokus.org |

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Un trésor caché (hidden treasure) www.fokus.org |

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All the places you belong www.fokus.org |

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La huida (the scape) www.fokus.org |

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Nothing really matters

inercies_,1969, is a Mollet del VallĂŠs, Barcelona-based artist who has studied labour relations at the University of Barcelona. The artist has had collective and individual exhibitions and combines the digital collage with the creative photography. www.fokus.org |

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Camcorder & Barbie Dresses, No. 2 Christine Stoddard

As a woman artist, I don’t want to be a spectacle. I want to be a creator. Too many women are afraid to cast a shadow. Too many of us were raised to be quiet, invisible, to take up as little space as possible. But I insist on taking up space. I make my voice heard through art and writing. I will cast a shadow. 24 | www.fokus.org


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Christine Stoddard’s work has appeared at the New York Transit Museum, Queens Museum, Poe Museum, and beyond, as well as in The Huffington Post, Bustle, The Feminist Wire, Quail Bell Magazine, and elsewhere. www.WorldOfChristineStoddard.com www.fokus.org |

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Muscoota

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La Casita del Barrio, East Harlem, NYC, 1999

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Alma Davila-Toro is a Detroit based artist from East Harlem, NYC. Their work as a storyteller captures moments in time through photography and art. Their series, Muscoota, takes you on a journey through their NYC experience toward the end of the 20th century. www.WorldOfChristineStoddard.com 32 | www.fokus.org


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The Wishing Well, Loisada, NYC, 1999

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Shadow of a Man: 96 ​Élan Cadiz

T​ his series is about my grandfather, Andres Cadiz, and his slowly dying body due to cancer and old age. He’s 96 years old and despite his strong will and adventurous spirit he is now a shut in, confined to his apartment in the sky and waiting to die. He is now a shadow of the man he once was. 34 | www.fokus.org


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​ lan Cadiz is a North American Visual Artist whose works are grounded in the domestic, historical imagery and personal É narrative.​​Élan uses various formats of presentation: video, poetry, storytelling, artifacts, print media, photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, illustrations and installation.​​The presentations may differ but remain in constant conversation with each other. http://elanartist.wixsite.com/elanhiart​ ​ 36 | www.fokus.org


Eviction Notice

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Stephanie Winbush

Feel like the devil is attacking me in different areas of my life, Devil you have to flee, You are never welcome in any area of my life, I will open the door for you to leave, You are trying to make yourself comfortable I don’t think so, I’m serving you your eviction notice, Finances, health, any area in your life that he is attacking, You can take anything that is of you with you as well, You are no longer welcome in my dreams or in my mind, You don’t have free reign in my life but I know someone that does, His name is JESUS, You can take your witchcraft and wickedness with you, Don’t leave anything behind, Take all your lies with you, Sick and tired of all your lies, We need to send him back to hell where he belongs, Need to surrender everything to God.

Stephanie Winbush is from Havelock, North Carolina and currently Hillsborough, NC. She loves writing poetry and taking pictures. www.fokus.org |

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Thank You for reading INSIGHT: Shadows We hope you enjoyed the work shared with you. The theme for the next issue is: PLAY Read more issues @ www.fokus.org/insight

INSIGHT: Shadows  

Shadows are the shapes created as we interact with the light and the dark.

INSIGHT: Shadows  

Shadows are the shapes created as we interact with the light and the dark.

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