Bella Okuya founded Red Rolled and Seen. The name comes from the 1997 instrumental track by Finley Quaye. The title, which is an interpretation of the colours of the pan-African flag Red Gold and Green, connects with my own heritage and the idea of unifying people through a shared interest. The name of the group symbolises my hope to build a diverse community through photography.
We are based at Peckham Levels, Community Space, Level 5.
F1-F6 Peckham Town Centre Carpark, 95A Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST
“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.” Dr. Martin Luther King.
Our overall purpose is to connect people and share unheard voices using photography, we do this by creating events where anyone with an interest in community photography can share and tell their story with like-minded people.
Alongside our monthly community meetings we have secured Mayor of London Culture Seed funding to work in collaboration with charities to produce a documentary photography project within Southwark. Check out our Seen Projects page for more information about our targeted work.