From Boys to Men: The Road to Healing
by Randell Adjei, d’bi.young anitafrika, Asia Clarke, Anthony Gebrehiwot, and Kachely Peters
Anthony Gebrehiwot is a Scarborough-based artist and community leader, whose creative lens re-visions photography as an ongoing dialogue of social change between subject and society. In his work, Gebrehiwot seeks to communicate without language in an intimate and vulnerable way. From Boys To Men: The Road to Healing, is a visceral display of Black masculinity. The series of large-scale photographs presented in the University of Toronto Instructional Centre Vitrines exposes the necessary labour of unpacking learned behaviour attached to childhood trauma. While using the combination of contrasting landscapes, Black bodies, and raw human emotion, Gebrehiwot explores the affective power of Black bodies in confronting the viewer’s humanity and empathy.
This online catalogue features documentation of Gebrehiwot's From Boys to Men: The Road to Healing, with contextualizing essays and poetic responses by Randell Adjei, d’bi.young anitafrika, Asia Clarke, Anthony Gebrehiwot, and Kachely Peters.