Kenya Photo Exhibition and Live music Event @ Open the Gate, Dalston, 24th November 2011

Michael Antoniou launches his first solo exhibition at Open the Gate in Dalston, based on a series of photographs from Kenya, East Africa. Five brilliant live acts, musicians and friends he has worked with over the years will be supporting Michael’s work on the launch night which will take place on Thursday 24th November and the exhibition will run until 4th January 2012. An online version of the exhibition will also go live on the day of the launch, available to view here.

Michael has decided to dontae 10% of all image sales to the charity Anno’s Africa, as well as this we are calling on everyone to donate any old camera equipment you may have to the cause.

Line up for the Launch night:

Host: Special P

Act 1: Aruba Red – Rebel Soul

Act 2 : Cherri Prince and Mangaliso Asi + DJ Dex

Act 3: Renn Washington – Soul Revival Sessions

Act 4: Wancee featuring Adjekum + DJ Downlow

DJ’s on the night include the above mentioned plus local resident DJ Samurai, spinning original Roots Reggae and more.

Unfortunately the wonderful miss Fae Simon will be not be joining us as originally planned, however we shall continue to entertain with our comedian Special P hosting the night.

The Platform Events management will also be helping out on the night to ensure smooth operation.

Open the Gate is just down the road from Dalston Kingsland overground station, if however you will be coming from Liverpool Street please see directions here:

Our World In Frame Exhibition @ The Chepstow Gallery, Notting Hill, 3rd Dec – 23rd Dec 2010

This December sees the launch of a brand new exhibition taking place in a large 10,000sq ft listed building, previously unused the funky new owners have decided to make it home to this debut launch, check out OWIF for more info.

I have two images (below) entered so please look out for them if you visit.  The event is sponsored by African Passions, a charity recently started up by two very passionate young men who are already making a difference in Kenya, Africa.  Of the images sold, 20% of each sale will go directly to the charity so please support the cause!  Much Love

Gold Mining Region, Kenya

Gold Mining Region, Kenya

Home Grown: The Story Of UK Hip Hop

15 October 2009 – march 2010

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The exhibition will feature never seen before photographs and memorabilia from private collections of photographers, DJ’s and many more legends in the game, be sure to check this out.

It was great news to hear about this exhibition and be a contributer, the exhbition runs all the way until next March with various performances taking place on certain dates over the coming months, check out the website for updated information:

HomeGrown: The Story of UK Hip Hop is the first major exhibition to chronicle, in depth, the development of the UK Hip Hop scene. Looking back over three decades, the exhibition tells the story of how a generation of youth took the spirit of the  Bronx block party and fused it with their own uniquely British influences. In doing so it shows how a US subculture featuring art, politics, rhyme, dance and music was adopted, adapted and embraced to create a powerful, complex, cultural force, this side of the
Atlantic. Working with the UK’s most influential figures in Hip Hop the exhibition brings together the rare, remarkable and irreplaceable in Hip Hop photography, music, film and fashion from the best private collections.

I have submitted a number of shots I’ve taken over the last 5 years on the UK HipHop scene, check them out below…