I sat down with Jamal Joseph, a Black Panther, professor and filmmaker, to discuss his first feature film, “Chapter & Verse” at the Salon studio in NYC. Check out more of the interview and article over at Salon.com. [The full FB Live interview can be viewed here.]
I had the pleasure of shooting the opening for renowned artist Stan Squirewell's latest show entitled "Stan Squirewell, The Alchemist." The exhibit will be on display through November 9th, 2016.
[Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | Art In FLUX, 163 Malcolm X Blvd, Harlem, USA]
Franklin Gaskin, better known as “Franco the Great,” is internationally known for his paintings on storefront metal gates across 125th Street in Harlem, USA. The major thoroughfare is even unofficially titled “Franco’s Blvd.”
However, Franco comes from extremely humble beginnings with a troubling start. When Franco was very young he suffered a severe head injury that left him unable to articulate properly, and as a result, he was treated like an outcast by his family and peers. Franco found solace in art and through patience and dedication was able to find his voice. From painting in Panama for $1.50 a week to relocating to NYC in the 50’s to traveling all over the world, his art has opened up countless doors. “I always feel that the world owes me nothing but opportunity,” he said. “All I needed was the opportunity to show what I could do.”
Franco shares shares part of his story along with some life advice.
[Second Camera: Patrice Waite | via @Salon]
[Prince Tribute | State Office Building, Harlem, USA | 4.25.16]
This exhibition features four artists that work with repurposed materials. Suprina up-cycles materials into figurative pieces that address social injustices. Jeffrey Allen Price and Gabriel J. Shuldiner focus on process and transmutation of materials. Victoria investigates how fundamental changes in fabric can affect one’s perception of his or her identity, and ultimately a nation’s psyche. [Co-curated by Leanna Stella and Akeem Duncan.]
Heath Gallery, 24 W. 120th Street (between Lenox and 5th Avenue), NYC
Running April 9 - May 22, 2016
The 10th annual Harlem Community News Women's History Month Event: celebrating, nourishing, and empowering the accomplishments of women in business.
Celebrating Women’s History Month, NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE PRESENTS
The New Black Fest’s (In collaboration with playwright Dominique Morisseau)
UN-TAMED: Hair Body Attitude (Short Plays by Black Women)