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Dawoud Bey: Photography and The Black Subject

Since the mid-1970s, Dawoud Bey (b. 1953) has worked to expand upon what photography can and should be. Insisting that it is an ethical practice requiring collaboration with his subjects, he creates poignant meditations on visibility, power, and race. Bey chronicles communities and histories that have been largely underrepresented or even unseen, and his work lends renewed […]

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The Timely Work of Creative Soul Photography

CreativeSoul Photography believes that everyone deserves to truly be seen, so we go beyond just capturing beautiful snapshots. We’re more than just photographers. We are artists and trusted business partners obsessed with unique, visual storytelling and capturing unconventional beauty. “Around 2017, we started our afro art series, a collection of photographs aimed to showcase the beauty […]

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Garrett Bradley’s “America” –Disrupting The Symbols and Iconography Of How America is Defined!

According to the Library of Congress, around 70 percent of all feature-length films made in the US between 1912 and 1929 no longer exist. In America (2019), artist and filmmaker Garrett Bradley imagines Black figures from the early decades of the 20th century whose lives have been lost to history. A multichannel video installation, it […]

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The Radiant Art of Tiffani G

Here at Nevah Black Down we love artists and art that represents the richness of our culture. Being black is powerful and beautiful. Tiffani G is just that kind of artist, powerful, beautiful and black. Her work jumps off of the canvas and draws your eye to look at her work. Her paintings tug at […]

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Black Like Me — Paintings by Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe

Hailing from Ghana, Quaicoe’s lush and luminous oil paintings of black men and women, some strangers he encounters on the street or on social media, many others, friends and colleagues, stand as visual testaments to the resilience, power and strength inherent in African culture. His portraits reveal the complexities of human experience with both a […]

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Dave McClinton is a Visual Communicator

In the African American community, we are slowly rediscovering our history that has not been fully illustrated. It’s my job as a visual communicator to review historical information and inform the community by bringing these concepts to life and help visually define our identity. And to distribute these stories about the strengths and trials of the […]

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GETTING TO KNOW HAITIAN BORN WRITER IBI ZOBOI

Ibi Aanu Zoboi was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and is a graduate of the Clarion West Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. Her short story, “Old Flesh Song”, is published in the award-winning Dark Matter: Reading the Bones, a collection of African American speculative fiction. Ibi received an award from theWomen Writers of Haitian Descent for her short […]

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Tim Fielder is Visual Afrofuturism, Pulp Entertainment, and Action Films

Tim Fielder is an Illustrator, concept designer, cartoonist, and animator born and raised in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He has a lifelong love of Visual Afrofuturism, Pulp entertainment, and action films. He has worked over the years in the storyboarding, film visual development, gaming, comics, and animation industries for clients as varied as Marvel Comics, The Village […]

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HealHaus is a holistic healing studio in the middle of Brooklyn NY that focuses on helping people of color!

Darian Hall, a Fall 2001 initiate of the Gamma Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, teamed up with Elisa Shankle to create HealHaus, a space for people of color to practice self-care while living in New York. Their 1,100-square-foot wellness center includes studios for group workshops and classes, private rooms for individual sessions and a large tranquil outdoor deck where […]

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Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite April 11–September 1, 2019,​ @ Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

Inspired in part by the writings of Marcus Garvey, Kwame Brathwaite, his older brother, Elombe Brath, and the African Jazz Arts Society and Studios (AJASS) popularized the phrase “Black is Beautiful” in the late ’50s and early ’60s. Brathwaite and Brath did their part to spread this idea through Brathwaite’s writings and photographs, as well […]

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Celebrating The Artist Carrie Mae Weems for Women’s Month at Nevahblackdown

Considered one of the most influential contemporary American artists, Carrie Mae Weems has investigated family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power. Determined as ever to enter the picture—both literally and metaphorically—Weems has sustained an on-going dialogue within contemporary discourse for over thirty years. During this time, Carrie Mae Weems […]

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Charles White: A Retrospective — Through June 9th @ Resnick Pavilion Los Angeles LACMA

The first major 21st-century museum retrospective on this famed mid-century artist, Charles White: A Retrospective traces White’s career and impact in the cities he called home: Chicago, his birthplace; New York, where he joined social causes and gained acclaim; and Los Angeles, where he developed his mature art and became a civil rights activist. The exhibition includes […]

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Simone Leigh is Powerful Art Personified

Simone Leigh makes mixed media-sculptures and installations, as well as videos, through which she foregrounds the beauty and complexity of blackness. Claiming to “continue to revel” in her own identity as an African-American woman, she unflinchingly explores how black bodies have been discussed and displayed throughout history. Clay, in the form of terra cotta and […]

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