Tag: Black

‘Black Music Is the Blueprint, Yet We’re Erased From Our Own Culture’

This guest column was written by Tiffany Red, a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter who has co-written hits for Jennifer Hudson, NCT, Jason Derulo, Zendaya and many others. She is also founder of the 100 Percenters, an organization that lobbies for more equitable pay for singers, songwriters, producers, and engineers.

Dear Music Industry:

Sometimes I wonder where Black artists would be if the system was made for us too. I look at Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber album roll-outs and envision those seven-figure marketing budgets being the norm for Black artists. I daydream about a Black boy group with as much

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Agent Shadow is new black and white film perfect for night photography

We talked today about film photography and its magic that just can’t be recreated digitally. If you shoot film or you want to try it, there’s a new 35mm film that seems like a real treat. Kosmo Foto’s Agent Shadow is a black and white film perfect for shooting in low light and a real treat for all fans of the Film Noir look.

Agent Shadow is an ISO-400 panchromatic black-and-white 35mm film and you can push it all the way to ISO 6400. “It’s great for shooting at box speed for portraits or street photography,” explains Stephen Dowling,

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Portland activist uses photography to determine what Black community really looks like

Activist and photographer Richard Brown has long been on the frontlines of Portland’s evolution. Among other things, he’s worked to bridge the divide between law enforcement and the Black community.

Brown grew up in 1940s Harlem where it wasn’t uncommon to see a famous person walking through the neighborhood. As a youth, he would wondered what life was like outside of the brownstones that he was accustomed to. He would spend time collecting stamps and looking at picture books which helped to fuel his imagination. Later he received his first camera, which

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ICYMI: Your Favorite ’90s Stars Stepped Out For The 2021 Black Music Honors

This past weekend, Black Music Honors tapped the ultimate celebration of Black music during Black Music Month no less. The annual award show hosted by Loni Love honored Grammy Award nominees Angie Stone, Ginuwine, and Marvin Sapp. Grammy Award-winning jazz artist Ramsey Lewis was also presented with the Legends Award while the National Museum of African American Music received the Legacy Award.

Q Parker of 112, Pleasure P of Pretty Ricky, and Jacquees participated in the tribute performance to Ginuwine who was honored with the Urban Music Icon Award. Other performers included Chrisette Michele, Montell Jordan, Avery Sunshine, CeCe Winans,

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5 Tips for Black and White Landscape Photography

Capturing photos in black and white is quite a challenging task. It is certainly one of the most complicated fields of landscape photography. One needs to be very careful about the circumstances where the photos will actually look good in black and white.

Taking colors out of a scene is not easy, and one needs to make very subtle yet powerful decisions that the photos will speak more in the absence of colors. I have personally faced various challenges in black and white landscapes, so, in this article, I’ll share five important factors to be kept in mind for shooting

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Skin in the frame: black photographers welcome Google initiative | Photography

Christina Ebenezer first started taking photos with a group of friends when she was a 17-year-old student. Even then, she noticed the difference in how her camera captured people of different skin tones.

“I didn’t think much about this until I got older and became more experienced in photography. It was when I learned that the early Kodak Vericolor Shirley Cards were based on various white women that I thought OK, this was an industry standard that was not made with people like me in mind,” Ebenezer, who has photographed for British Vogue, British GQ, and Vanity Fair, said.

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