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DOCUMENT the Fresh / NYC Exhibition / Closing Reception/BBQ


Please join us for the closing reception/BBQ of the NYC DOCUMENT the Fresh exhibition: Sunday August 30th, 2015, 2pm-8pm, at the Bishop Gallery 916 Bedford Ave.

Complimentary Heineken will be provided from 2PM – 4PM, Phil V, one of the exhibiting photographers, will be shooting live photos for our DOCUMENT the Fresh “Community Wall,” and 90’s hip-hop and rare grooves will provide the soundscape.

If you missed the opening reception and haven’t gotten a chance to see the exhibition, we hope you can make this event!

For additional info and to RSVP click here.


COLOR of SOUND for the Hip-Hop Think Tank – Recap


pic18This edition of COLOR of SOUND was ILL.  To put it short, 2-Tone and I were building with a variety of the nation’s top educators, artists, and scholars all of whom have developed various methodologies and practices utilizing hip-hop as an educational tool.  Essentially lots of networking went down with many opportunities on the horizon.  Shouts to Martha Diaz and Autumn Robinson (Hip-Hop Think Tank), the staff of the Schomburg Center, Makeba Van Laurent Van Noten (Ghostface, Raekwon, and Thelonius Monk (not shown) art), Brandon (Epiphany), Chris Carr for shooting (Eat The Cake NYC), and Alexis (Madison Davenport PR).

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COLOR of SOUND for The Hip-Hop Think Tank

hhedu_flyerOur next COLOR of SOUND exhibition will be a different kind of dope, as the venue will be the famed Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and this edition will serve as the reception for the third year of the Hip-Hop Think Tank (a two day symposium where educators, artists, and scholars discuss various programs, projects, and techniques that utilize hip-hop as a means to educate.  For additional info click here.

DOCUMENT the Fresh – Photography Exhibition / Closing Reception / Tuesday October 29th / The Bishop (BKNYC)

closing_flyer1Due to the overwhelmingly high positive response received from the opening reception as well as interest from the gallery and the photographers – doing a closing reception felt like a no-brainer.

In addition to the standard closing reception fare, there will also be a panel discussion (moderated by one of The Bishop’s owners – Stevenson Dunn) featuring the participating photographers who’ll discuss their backgrounds, processes, motivations, and other musings.  Attendees will also be treated to complimentary Heineken (6-7pm).  For more info click here.

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DOCUMENT the Fresh – Concert & Event Photography Exhibition / Friday September 20 / The Bishop (BKNYC)

docfreshnyc_group_flyerAbout two months ago, E(rwin) from The Bishop, one of the owners of the gallery that hosted the first DOCUMENT the Fresh (recap), told me about their new space in Brooklyn and asked if I’d be down to do another.  I was hesitant, as our SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE date at BB King NYC was coming (which was a big deal) and our SHAOLIN JAZZ college lectures were starting shortly thereafter so I wasn’t sure if I’d have the time or head-space to coordinate a second show (note – I normally plan 6-8 months, at minimum, in advance for my events).  But after some additional talks and me always enjoying doing events in NYC I was down.

This year’s lineup of photogs have an amazing range of work and if this show will be anything like the first exhibition then it should make for another strong presentation.   This year’s lineup includes Vickey Ford/Sneakshot, Chris Carr, Mariama Rafetna, and Steve-O.  I’m also happy to announce that Heineken and Red Bull will be providing complimentary product and The Stark Life will be providing media support.  Brian Harris will also be on deck shooting live event photos for our community wall.

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DOCUMENT the Fresh – Opening Reception and Panel Discussion Recap

To be honest, I’m never sure what to expect when I develop anything creative and DOCUMENT the Fresh was no exception, especially considering the content and the intent of the exhibition.

Vickey, Dafna, and Teri really delivered what I was hoping for which were three distinct perspectives via the photos they’ve shot.

The opening reception and panel discussion for DOCUMENT the Fresh really took me by surprise.  Supreme turnout at the opening and the panel discussion turned out well too with a nice gathering of people who were very engaged with the photographers, their stories, their processes, and personalities.

Thanks to everyone that attended both events and shouts to Erwin, Stevenson, Ernest, and Jessica (Lamont Bishop Gallery) for agreeing to host the exhibition, Chris (Heineken), Keri-Ann (vitaminwater), Akil (Belvedere), Kat (Lil Soso Productions), Alexis (Madison Davenport),  Cherisse, Brandon (Fusicology), Winston (Couch Sessions), Tewodross (Art 408 Visual CultureM3: MCs, Mics and Metaphors), Roddy (Humble Monarch Media & Design), Sonya (UKS), and everyone that tweeted or dropped a Facebook post.

If you’re in the DC area or will be the exhibition will be up until Saturday November, 26th so make sure to stop by.

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DOCUMENT the Fresh – Event & Concert Photography Exhibition

Been working on this for a minute. EXTREMELY grateful to the participating photographers and Lamont Bishop Gallery (shouts to Erwin) for getting down…

DOCUMENT the Fresh is an exhibition that will feature the works of three notable area photographers: Rosina “Teri” Memolo, Dafna Steinberg, and up-and-coming photographer Vickey Ford. The striking images that these talented photogs have shot will make for a truly unique show that will give attendees a “backstage pass” and “front row” look into a variety of events and concerts: big and small, in and out-of-state, that each has experienced.

The keen eye of each photographer via inventive angles, VIP access to your favorite artists, and “moment-in-time” shots, will transport exhibition goers to these shows and events with detailed pictures that will surely tap all five senses. And with picture sizes that range from 8×10 to 20×30, attendees will be able to visually embrace the finer points and details of the story that each photo tells.

DOCUMENT the Fresh: Event & Concert Photography Exhibition
Lamont Bishop Gallery | 1314 9th St NW
Saturday November 5th
Nick tha 1da spinning Hip-Hop & Rare Grooves
Complimentary Belvedere, Heineken (7pm-8pm) & vitaminwater

RSVP – click here

The opening reception will also be followed up by a panel discussion, held Sunday November, 6th, featuring the photographers of DOCUMENT the Fresh who will share their experiences and discuss topics revolving around their experiences as women in the photography industry.  For more details click here.

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No bells and whistles – W+K executes a simple idea with big results for Heineken.  #documentthefresh

SHAOLIN JAZZ – DC Listening Party Event Pics

Check out the post event pics for the DC Listening Party for SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber.  Superior shout outs to everyone that came!  The crowd was HECTIC – had no idea Palace 5ive would be packed the whole time.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber – NYC Listening Party

The DC listening party for SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber was ALL THE WAY LIVE.  Lots of friends, fam, and tons of people that I did not know (which is always a good look) kept the doors of Palace 5ive open.

Will have post-event pics soon but let’s just say the energy was ill from 9pm till about 12am – Super Thorough SHOUTS to all that attended.  Being that this was the first time anyone had heard the music in its entirety we weren’t sure how people would take to it but surprise….the sounds were well received.

Tons of people to thank so check click the link below for a full list of brands and media that helped make this event an incredible experience and if you’re in NYC see you Thurs.  RSVP here and click here to check out Rogue Space Chelsea – the venue that’s hosting the NYC event.

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