FKA twigs has announced that she’s partnering with photo agency Getty Images to launch a new initiative to empower Black storytellers.
The project is set to launch later this year, and Getty will donate content from its Hulton Archive, which is the largest commercial archive in the world, and Editorial Collections. The content will then be available for non-commercial use for non-profit organizations and creators of colour to support artistic and educational intiatives about Black history.
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“It was the artist Kandis Williams who told me how much of our history was in the Getty Images Archive,” twigs explains of the project on Intagram. “We discussed how powerful it would be to make these images available to Black creators and educators, to enable us to put these pieces together, and make our history accessible for generations to come.”
In addition to the Hulton Archive, Getty Images will also be offering up research support for educational, research, and mentorship initiatives that revolve around Black history.
“I was inspired by this conversation to get in touch with Getty Images and help develop conversations about ways to make Black history available to the community,” twigs continues. “When I was growing up it was something that I didn’t have ready access to.”
Check out the announcement in full below.