Philippe Velez McIntyre was born in Paris and grew up in Colombia and the United States. In the beginning of the eighties he moved back to Europe where he has been living as a freelance photographer and social activist, first in Madrid and then in Paris. Since the early nineties he lives and works in Amsterdam.
His work has evolved around the theme of rural and urban socio-cultural initiatives, particularly where culture meets nature.
His philosophy of life being: Those who have been priviledged and have had the opportunities and the good fortune to choose for what passioned them, have the greater responsibility to contribute for the common good.
All Photographs and Publications © Philippe Velez McIntyre, Philippe McIntyre, except when otherwise mentioned.
All Publications available via Boekie Woekie Books by Artists, Amsterdam, except when otherwise mentioned.
Blacks have survived presidents who owned slaves and slave traffickers like Alexander Hamilton. They survived the massacres of those who tried to exercise their constitutional rights during Reconstruction. Blacks survived Reagan and Nixon and Woodrow Wilson and will survive this. Islamophobia?
Muslims slaves practiced their faith under horrible conditions and participated in hundreds of revolts on slave ships. What Steven Spielberg left out of “Amistad” is that the Senegalese on the ship Amistad were Muslims who could read and write. Muslims ain’t going nowhere. Trump, who retweets information from Neo-Nazi websites and Holocaust deniers and gave a thumbs-up to a lie that had Blacks committing 80% of crimes against White people doesn’t know this history. He said that if it were up to him, he would have kept up an Anti-Semitic poster that featured the Star of David, and ended his campaign with an anti-Semitic ad.(2) President Elect Trump doesn’t know that all that’s left of some anti-Semitic civilizations are some pieces of pottery that archeologists find from time to time. Jewish Americans survived Grant and Bush 1.They will survive. No matter how high the wall, Mexicans will continue to reclaim their lost territories, the Southwest that was robbed from them by slaveholder James Polk. They will continue to arrive.
This is a temporary setback as our country moves toward a more inclusive society. The cheer shouted by his followers is in reality the last groan of White nationalism. Like that of a dying horse on the way to the glue factory.
excerpt from White Nationalism’s Last Stand
by Ishmael Reed