Mansa K. Mussa is a visual artist, arts educator, curator, and arts consultant. A native of Newark, New Jersey, he has used the camera to document the unfolding of human events in Africa, the United States, the Caribbean, Central America, and Europe for the past forty-five years. He earned a BA in Media Arts/Television Production from New Jersey City University and studied visual art there with Professor Emeritus Ben Jones.
Mr. M, as he is referred to by his students, has been an instructor of photography and visual arts for forty-two years. During that time, he has developed a system for teaching art to children, teens, adults, sensational seniors, and the special needs students. He currently teaches photography, collage, wearable art, book arts, mask making, and iPadology (a new form of abstract photography and art) for the Newark Museum, Arts Horizons, the Montclair Art Museum, the Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Steam Urban, Global Arts To Go, the Jewish Museum of New Jersey, and Arts for Kids.