In this episode, Ayishat Akanbi explores her Photographic Memories: the work of Joshua Kissi and Mary Ellen Mark.
Ayishat is a London-based stylist working with musical artists including Labyrinth as well as being featured in publications like GQ and Dazed. We first met around a decade ago on a job for a menswear brand and over the past few years, I observed a shift in her online presence as she began to share her complex contemplations with the world. She has now built a following as a kind of modern day philosopher, speaking on programs for the BBC, Channel 4 and CNN around topics such as identity politics, feminism and cancel culture.
Ayishat is due to release her first book ‘The Awokening‘ on Orion books in 2022.
07:00 The Collegiate Revival
09:45 Ayishat’s Personal Style
25:00 Mary Ellen Mark
25:30 Streetwise, 1984
30:00 Mary Ellen Mark’s Celebrity Portraits