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pgp402: Behind the scenes of Dia de los Muertos

pgp402: Behind the scenes of Dia de los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos is an ancestral worship holiday with origins from the Latin community. It’s a time when festivals are held in honor loved ones who have passed and celebrants honor them by bringing sugar skulls, marigolds, foods and drink to their graves as gifts. It is a tradition that can be traced back to the Aztecs and, after the Americas were colonized by the Spanish, it became part of the ...

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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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Nobella and a natural hair show…

Nobella and a natural hair show…

Its called the Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Health & Beauty Show. Can you say the whole name right? Nobella of Nobella’s Lookbook fame attended the 16th Annual Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Health & Beauty Show for the her very first time. And, not only did she have a blast, the attendees (more than 30,000 this year according to the show’s event coordinator, Pat Chapman)...

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Malcolm X Fest 2012 – a grassroots celebration

Malcolm X Fest 2012 – a grassroots celebration

It started here. People gathered together to enjoy the music, dancing, and the fellowship of family and friends. Enterprising black men and women hawked their wares to curious, the hungry and the cultured. Children were on the swings with parents watching over them. Brothers promoted their politics. Artists promoted their works. Sisters crafted magic with hair. Families relaxed on quilts and blank...

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Visions of Sweet Auburn in Atlanta…

Visions of Sweet Auburn in Atlanta…

Tonesha Housen Since moving to the Atlanta area, I had been fascinated by the Sweet Auburn Festivals. It makes me feel good to see independent crafters and business owners out there showcasing their talents as well as the many people who walk through—eating, drinking, listening to music and dancing in the streets. The photo that makes me particularly happy is the image I made of the three generati...

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Soundcheck: Eshe’s “Love Sick” video launch

Soundcheck: Eshe’s “Love Sick” video launch

Eshe is many things. A singer, dancer, rapper, songwriter, mother and member of Arrested Development. She recently branched out on her own to embark on her solo career. Pangea was in the building for her video release party back in October, and we had a blast. We’ve decided to share our captures and her video for “Love Sick” with you. I can’t believe Vince sat on these imag...

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Atlanta… House in the Park

Atlanta… House in the Park

“House in the Park is an annual music festival bringing together innovative musicians, DJs, and a diverse audience in a beautiful outdoor park space since 2005. HITP provides a family-oriented atmosphere, and is known throughout the Southeast as the “MUST-attend-event” for avid fans of deep house-music, Afrobeat and soul classics, and attracts over 1,000 people. HITP is held the Sunday befor...

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David & Tara’s Funky Ass Party

David & Tara’s Funky Ass Party

” Yeah! This is it! We can do this! Oh yeah, we can do this! And I can DJ it too! I KNOW how I can make this work! Oh yeah this is the bomb BUT I know what I would DIFFERENT! WE HAVE GOTTA DO THIS!” Now I know that wasn’t exactly what David said but that’s about the way I remember it. David Albert, a dog groomer and renaissance man of many talents, was talking about the Cro...

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an Art Party on the Roof…part one

an Art Party on the Roof…part one

So I am wrapping up this shoot with MoEss (the earthSista formerly know as MoreEssence) and Chadoe. We had just completed a beautiful nature shoot with the fashion designer HarvestGirl (damn, I just realized I have shown those to you yet and they were BEAUTIFUL. I’m gonna have to fix that!) Anyway, I got a call from the artist John Glover asking me if I intend to attend his party three days ...

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Atlanta Carnival 2010

Atlanta Carnival 2010

The sun was bright and it was hot. And we did not care. We were having too much fun. This year’s carnival theme, “It’s Yours, It’s Mine, It’s Carnival,” celebrated the Caribbean community’s ethnic and cultural diversity. The carnival Akicked off at noon with the Parade of Bands. The parade began in downtown Atlanta on West Peachtree Street and concluded in the Historic Sweet Auburn district. Histo...

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