Portrait Photography and Storytelling - London - Toyin Agbetu - Born Hackney 1967
Photographs I created for Hackney Museum, London . This content was made for storytelling and exhibition purposes.
My primary identity is that of being an African. When anyone looks at me, that’s the first thing they see. Fully embracing my identity links me to the Motherland, to history and traditions that go back to the beginnings of human kind. After that I would say I’m Yoruba. I’m a man who is a human rights activist. I’m also a Hackneyite. I was born here, I work here. I’m not planning to leave until I’ve done my best to challenge inequality and prejudice. If, through education and culture we can offer social justice and freedom for all in Hackney, then I believe we can replicate those ideas as solutions elsewhere.