afro-brazilian artist annie ganzala’s graffiti paintings celebrate the world of black lesbians in salvador de bahia

June 9, 2017

Annie Ganzala is an Afro-Brazilian graffiti artist who develops watercolor and graffiti paintings about the universe of Black women and lesbians in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. The artist tells that she became fascinated with exploring identity in her work after experiencing violence from her non-Black and lighter skinned family members, and losing the majority of her friends when she told them she was dating a woman. To Ganzala, painting is a form of protest, and graffiti is the way she refuses the idea that love between black women should not be expressed in public. Check out some of our favorite pieces below!:

Instagram: @Annie ganzala