We feel it is important to recognise, celebrate and share the contributions of artists in various fields, the ones who soundtrack and colour our everyday lives. Here are five prominent artists we love:
Kerry James Marshall - A painter and sculptor known for his vibrant depictions of Black life and history.
Ava DuVernay - A filmmaker and director who has brought attention to issues of race and social justice through films like Selma and 13th.
Kehinde Wiley - An artist who reimagines classical paintings with contemporary Black figures as subjects.
- Lorna Simpson - A photographer and multimedia artist whose work explores themes of identity, gender, and race.
- Kendrick Lamar - The hugely successful, influential and talented rapper known for his socially conscious lyrics addressing issues affecting the culture and community, including police brutality and institutional racism.