Johny Pitts is a writer, photographer, and broadcast journalist. He has received various awards for his work exploring Afro-European identity, including a Decibel Penguin Prize and an ENAR (European Network Against Racism) award. Johny has had work published by Penguin, Franklin Watts, Harvard University’s Transition magazine and the journal of post colonial studies, amongst others. As a photographer he has had work published by Cafe Royal Books and recently collaborated with author Caryl Phillips on a photographic essay for the BBC and Arts Council England. Johny also curates the online journal Afropean.com, part of the Guardian’s Africa Network dedicated to the Afro-European diaspora. As a presenter he has appeared on MTV, BBC 1, 2 and 3, and ITV1. He is currently the voice of Sky One HD and hosts a youth travel show for the BBC called ‘All Over The Place’. He recently wrote and presented a BBC Radio 4 documentary exploring black identity through the music of his father, who was a member of Northern Soul group The Fantastics. He holds US and UK passports and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
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