Photo Poets: Mansa L. Bey

Photo by Mansa L. Bey

Photo Poets is a street photography feature curated by Aja Joi Grant.

The Fall 2023 Photo Poet is Mansa L. Bey.

Mansa L Bey is a Moorish-American poet and mixed media folk artist from Cleveland. Centering the experience and expressions of identity and indigeneity, Bey’s passion for the oral tradition of griot-style spoken word and visual poetry converge to display a body of work that is emblematic of the connection between the cosmos and the community.

Aja Joi Grant: How do you interpret the title, Photo Poet?

Mansa L. Bey: Narrative poetry that utilizes photography as a means of telling a story.

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