John Akomfrah

John Akomfrah, a creative artist and cultural activist, has produced various documentaries, feature films and gallery installations, all of which have won prizes and critical acclaim across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Known principally as one of the originators of Black British Cinema - and latterly as a trailblazer for British digital cinematography, Akomfrah was a founding member of the Black Audio Film Collective, the seminal British filmmaking collective. His film essay documentary, Handsworth Songs (1986) won international prizes, including the BFI John Grierson Award For Documentary. Since then John’s work has been shown in a variety of galleries and exhibitions and he was made a European Cultural laureate by the European Cultural Foundation (2012). His most recent pieces of work are Peripeteia, Psyche, At the Graveside of Andre Tarkovsky and The Stuart Hall Project, a single channel work premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in World Documentary Competition.

As of September 2013