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Africa Fashion: Open Call for Participation

Be a part of Brooklyn’s African fashion story by sharing your and your family’s unique relationship with African textiles and fashions. Your contributions may be featured on the Brooklyn Museum’s social media channels during the run of our special exhibition Africa Fashion, on view June 23–October 22, 2023.

The call for archival photographs and albums to be featured in the exhibition is now closed.


The Royal Adzorvia Clan, Vodza, Ghana: the Kukubor Family. (Photo: courtesy of Emilia Awo Gidiglo)

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Throughout the duration of Africa Fashion, the Brooklyn Museum invites you to:

  • Post photographs or short videos of family members or yourself in looks that reflect the styles from African regions and the diaspora today. 
  • Tag any African and diasporic fashion designers who inspire you.
  • Include #AfricaFashionBkM for a chance to be featured on our social media channels.

Please note: We will publish select submissions on any or all of the Brooklyn Museum’s online platforms. By submitting your own photos or videos, you grant the Museum permission to publish your content either in its entirety or edited for length.


The Brooklyn Museum presentation of Africa Fashion is organized by Ernestine White-Mifetu, Sills Foundation Curator of African Art, and Annissa Malvoisin, Bard Graduate Center / Brooklyn Museum Postdoctoral Fellow in the Arts of Africa, with Catherine Futter, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, and Matthew Yokobosky, Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture, Brooklyn Museum.

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Major support provided by ALÁRA.