A N A K A
I channel through the mediums of
analog and digital photography,
film direction & editing;
choreography and movement meditation;
& archival documentation
in order to contribute to the healing energies that creation brings into this realm.
-photograph by Absent Avery-
Anaka is a photographer and filmmaker in the areas of music, fashion and documentary. While getting a BA in Anthropology, Photography & Film, Anaka experienced the best of the Los Angeles music scene through her talent to document. She has found herself on set with popular artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Goldlink, Kali Uchis, MUNA and Kehlani often early in their careers. She has actively documented her closest friends in the underground scene as they directly influence popular artists with the elevated nature of their work. She spent her last semester of school in Cape Town, South Africa where she expanded her network in order to begin to bridge the artistic experience of the Diaspora.
Anaka curates Silient Zine, a magazine curated to create a physical and online archive of what artists around the world are creating in that moment. Issue I was published physically in May 2016 featuring artists from LA, NYC and Portland, OR. Issue II was released November 2016 featuring artists from Johannesburg, Cape Town and the Eastern Cape. Each issue will be a result of places Anaka works in as a thank you to her collaborators.
Anaka also practices meditational movement for personal and communal healing. She began as a dancer as a child and has let her movement flow within her as a source of healing and sharing positive energy.
Anaka also creates collage murals to spread the message of healing and activism.
Imagery is infinite™ Archives
All work made by Anaka & within her collaborations are put under Imagery is Infinite™ Archives in order to hold space for artists
creating consciously. The archive serves to document how artists are creating now in the face of colonization.