I ran into Ifanyi & Isira on Hawthorne. Ifanyi is a filmmaker and “Creator/Producer/Storyteller/Everything.” I first heard about Ifanyi after reading a story he wrote on Portland native and filmmaker Jordan Thierry for Oregon Public Broadcasting. I’d been hoping to photograph him for some time, so was thrilled to run into him on the street.
I photographed Ifanyi and Isira outside of Cup and Saucer and was able to meet that day him for an interview with OPB. His beautifully written piece, published yesterday, is linked below. He made some great connections about The Black Portlanders that I really appreciate. The audio aspect of the interview will be airing on OPB Radio’s State of Wonder show today at noon PST on 91.5 FM or or online at http://www.opb.org/listen/
The interview itself can be viewed at http://www.opb.org/artsandlife/article/photographer-intisar-abioto-approaches-the-black-portlanders-by-the-numbers/