The most recent collaboration coming from the British singer involves a project that aims to empower Black storytellers.
FKA twigs and Getty Images will donate visual content from its Hulton Archive, the world’s largest commercial archive, and Editorial Collections for non-commercial use to support education about Black history for creators and educators of color, as well as non-profit organizations.
Along with the content launch, the project will also include Getty’s research support for educational, research, and mentoring initiatives focused on Black history.
“It was the artist Kandis Williams who told me how much of our history was in the Getty Images Archive,” FKA twigs said in a statement. “We were discussing how powerful it would be to make this content available to Black creators and educators – enabling us to put these pieces together and make our history accessible for generations to come.”
Ken Mainardis, the senior vice president and head of content at Getty, said: “At Getty Images, we believe in the power of imagery to change the world. To do this, we must support Black content creators to tell more of the authentic stories of the global black community. Knowing the past opens the door to the future. With this project, we hope to empower Black content creators to tell their story of their own history, and to support storytelling as a weapon in the struggle for racial uplift.”
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