Groundbreaking artist FKA twigs is now empowering other Black artists to tell their stories thanks to a unique partnership with Getty Images.
In a press release announcement, the image and video conglomerate revealed that they are collaborating to empower Black storytellers, educators, and content creators to elevate the visual narrative of 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 the press release announcement. “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.”
For Getty’s part, they’ll be donating Hulton Archive, the world’s largest privately-held commercial archive, so people can learn more about Black artists from the past and present without having to pay a licensing fee. Additionally, they’ll provide research support for those navigating the archive.
This is just the latest large company to partner up with Black artists through the medium of photography to elevate their voices. Prior to the Getty partnership with FKA twigs, the Google Creator Labs released the work of Black photographers Kennedi Carter and Andre Wagner to explore a diverse range of subject matter.