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Our featured artists


Wilgis Agossa

Wilgis Agossa is a photographer and videographer from the Black community. Originally from West Africa and attached to his roots, he is truly passionate about questions of interculturality and human relations. He has been advocating for over ten years for the inclusion and self-actualization of newcomers to Canada and particularly to Manitoba. He is the foundation of the Black and Proud initiative which helps  to highlight the stories and talents of Black people. With his camera in hand, he enjoys telling these stories through photography.  


Joseph Hervé Ahissou

Joseph Hervé Ahissou is a strategic communication specialist with a great interest for photography which he discovered as a talent and above all a passion. Two years in a row (in 2019 and 2020), he won the Wikipedia national photography competition in the Republic of Benin. Joseph believes that the visual arts in general and photography in particular are essential channels for promoting a humanism that prioritizes human beings and human values. This is one of the reasons why he became involved in the Black and Proud initiative.


Xavier Mutshipayi

Xavier Mutshipayi is an artist originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo now living in Winnipeg. He studied economics at the Université pédagogique du Congo. When he arrived in Canada, he pursued several training courses in the arts, including media training with the Fédération culturelle canadienne-française. Art has been an integral part of Xavier’s life from an early age. Over the years, he has perfected his talent by learning increasingly varied techniques. His style ranges from pencil and charcoal drawing, to acrylic and watercolor. But of all, his favorite medium remains oil paint which he uses for breathtakingly realistic paintings. Xavier creates stunning works of art, which emphasize emotion.

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