Since moving from New York City in January, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many talented individuals in the Twin Cities. As a photographer and an artist, it’s always exciting to meet other working artists and share your work, especially with multi-talented people like Mankwe Ndosi. A poet, composer, actress, and more, all in addition to touring with Hip Hop group Atmosphere as a vocalist. Recently, Mankwe hosted a special event called “Friday Front Porch” at Bedlam Theatre. The event is essentially an open mic for artists of (almost) all disciplines who want to collaborate and experiment. Even though I was there to work, I didn’t feel the need to be out of everybody’s way, which I must say – was very liberating.