My name is Terhys Persad and I run a web series about travel and art called Where Art Thou. This is the first of a 6 episode season with Buhlebezwe Siwani.
I focus on artists who don’t get much attention in traditional art spaces, so a lot of the artists are women or gender non-conforming people, people of color, and/or queer. I also hire crew along the same lines. All of my crew in South Africa were POC and most of them were women.
I avoid travel narratives that are done to death in western travel shows; you won’t find any talk of safaris, Mandela, or wine in the South Africa season; the goal is to introduce outsiders to a part of a country’s culture that doesn’t feed into stereotypes.
I just want to say hi. ^^v