One Wu-Tang Photographer Aims To Put The Clan In The Front (Video)
For more than 20 years, English photographer Eddie Otchere has been documenting the Wu-Tang Clan. His camera lens has captured the nine founding members, along with Cappadonna, who Eddie, an insider, considers a certified tenth.
In 2016, Otchere hopes to create a Wu-themed photography exhibit in Brixton East, London. On specially-made Italian prints, the artist hopes to display the works in “37th Chamber.”
Of the inspiration behind the project, Otchere writes, “It was on my travels to Italy to view the exhibition proofs that I was inspired by a chapel dedicated to the black Madonna, the Santa Casa di Loreto. This Holy House is said to be the former home of Mary, which was flown to Italy from Palestine by Angels in 1295. It is my wish to recreate this space dubbed the ’37th Chamber’ in which to hang the iconic prints of the Wu-Tang in Brixton East, London.”
He also made a series of videos to show the prints, and his plans:
Eddie is seeking $8,324 in crowd-sourced funding via KickStarter, Otere is offering prints to supporters, with vows to destroy the files associated with the show and the funder rewards by March 9, 2016. With a deadline later this month, the goal has already achieved more than 10% of its goal.