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pgp394: 30 minutes in the Garden with Chanel.Black

pgp394: 30 minutes in the Garden with Chanel.Black

Chanel.Black – epic, afrosensual & fierce  She spent her 30 Minutes in the Garden styled as though she was stepping out of the Matrix and into a tutu. And she was creatively fierce the whole time. Creative fierceness. That describes her style to a tee. In the backyard of Atlanta’s Goat Farm, she strode defiantly against the deconstructed backdrop with a supremely cool attitude that could...

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pgp393: an Artists’ night out…

pgp393: an Artists’ night out…

At a relatively steady pace they all trickled in over the span of a couple of hours. Coming out of the frigid cold of a January winter night in Atlanta various artists and photographers made their way to city’s Apache Cafe and Lounge, all looking for random, organic moments of inspiration and community over food and drink. DJ Bluue joined us for the night, masterfully rolling out hypnotic me...

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pgp389: a Punk Black Fest

pgp389: a Punk Black Fest

The rhythms are discordant, raw and angry. The base is either on par or behind the roar of the guitar, screaming fire to patrons who lose themselves into the rage of music that others would say is not their own – ugly words that they all stopped listening to a long time ago… PUNK BLACK is an independent rock music showcase featuring musicians of color. Started less than a year ago, the event...

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pgp337: We are all Afrofuturists…

pgp337: We are all Afrofuturists…

by Kareem Reid (westindians) “Afrofuturism” might sound like an impenetrable theoretical art term but simply put, it involves the act of re-imagination, reclamation of black identity– a rejection and subversion of debilitating stereotypes, an expression of the infinite ways of interpreting the past, present & future, demonstrating the cosmopolitan reality of the black experience. “The st...

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pgp325: thirty minutes in the Garden with earthSista Sindel

pgp325: thirty minutes in the Garden with earthSista Sindel

“When I first modeled for the Garden, everything about me said, awkward. “My face, my body structure, my vibe. If anything, my best friend was there giving me pointers,and Vincent worked hard to make me feel more comfortable. Its a big difference when you’re taking pictures of yourself versus a professional photographer getting something out of you. I think the shoot just got bet...

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an Afro Punk adventure…

an Afro Punk adventure…

Described by the New York Times as putting “rock and rebellion squarely in the category of African-American music,” the Afro-punk Festival has become a Brooklyn intuition, the focal point for the burgeoning Afro-punk movement. Over the past seven years, the festival has presented new artists before they hit it big, such as Grammy-nominated Santigold, The Noisettes and Janelle Monae. Afro-punk main...

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RenegadeBarbie…Urbanista vogue

RenegadeBarbie…Urbanista vogue

; by Chadrock Chin Radically energetic and focused. Colorful and (despite herself) obscenely cool. RenegadeBarbie displayed all of those aspects to her character during our shoot together. In one of the converted factory loft communities in the Atlanta area, a couple of friends of mine opened up their home, allowing us to create this raw and edgy set of captures. The sun peered through windows and...

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