Seat at the Table
Photography books

Seat at the Table

Seat at the Table is a photographic tribute to black Dutch creatives who are shaping contemporary culture in the Netherlands - and far beyond.


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Seat at the Table is an ode to the black creative faces, voices and forces shaping contemporary culture in the Netherlands - and beyond. It celebrates more than 50 creators and curators in the fields of fashion, culture, art, lifestyle, beauty and everything in between. A collection of exclusive interviews, custom photography and curated portfolios. Complemented by a high-end, custom cover and graphic design, the book is truly a feast for the eyes at every level.

The book tells the stories of 50 movers & shakers such as Emmanuel Adjei (creative director Beyoncé), Edson Sabajo (co-founder Patta), Awura Abena Simpe (Cosmopolitan Netherlands), Rushemy Botter (creative director & founder Botter) Marlou Fernanda (visual artist), Ashar Medina (screenwriter Mocro Maffia), Guillaume Philibert (founder Filling Pieces), Ashlee Janelle Danso (fashion editor Linda. Girls), Reverse (music producer), Jefferson Osei (co-founder Daily Paper) and many others....

The interviews
The stories are meant to inspire, motivate and educate. While looking back on their origins, interviewees share their favorite projects, milestones, lessons learned along the way and what they want to pass on to the next generation. The interviews are brought to life through their private and professional archives. It's an intimate look into their careers and personal lives as they reflect on their journeys so far - and look to the future. 

Each story begins with a sleek and minimal black-and-white portrait of the interviewee. The portraits exude a stately, almost painterly aesthetic - as if they were works of art. The theme of the photography is a modern iteration and ode to The Harlem Renaissance, centered on the idea of rebirth and the beginning of a new era.

Title: Seat at the Table.
Author: Racky Westrik
Photographer: Martika Avalon
Number of pages: 251
Size: 318 x 244 x 27
Weight: 1613 grams
Material: Hardback
ISBN: 9789090370248


Racky Westrik & Martika Avalon

Journalist Racky Westrik and photographer Martika Avalon have been friends and colleagues for over a decade. In the past, they have collaborated on numerous projects ranging from interviews and fashion shoots to creative concepts and styling. They are passionate, inventive and share a great love for powerful, original stories, both in images and text. For Seat...