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.
“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 through long-term collaborative documentary photography projects, which focus on underrepresented groups. We also create a safe space where those groups can tell their story with like-minded people.