I am lucky....I have been blessed to have been photographed by a Pulitzer Prize and Lucie Award Photojournalist, NY Times. ....and even luckier to attend this incredible awards ceremony, here is my perspective from the balcony. The Lucie Awards is the premiere annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography https://lucies.org/. This night was Michelle V. Agins (https://www.nytimes.com/by/michelle-v... ) night to shine. She was being honored for her Achievements in Photojournalism. Also in the mix was William Pickney (https://bit.ly/3W4CoM5), the first African American, and only the fourth person in the world to circumnavigate the globe alone by boat. The next night, Mystic Seaport Museum to Honor William Pinkney with the America and the Sea Award. Music: Epidemic Sound, Matt Large/...
Did you know where that phrase came from, Kwame Brathwaite.
On January 28, 1962, with his brother Elombe Brath, Brathwaite staged the Naturally '62 pageant, the first of a series of pageants to feature only black models. The 1962 pageant has the title The Original African Coiffure and Fashion Extravaganza Designed to Restore Our Racial Pride & Standards. Held at the Harlem Purple Manor, a nightclub on East 125th Street, it helped to popularize the phrase Black Is Beautiful that was printed on the pageant's poster. The Naturally pageants ran for five years, with the last one held in 1966. Wikipedia
October 25th, 2022, the Lucie Awards Honored Kwame Brathwaite, with Achievements in Portraiture.
This weekend I was honored to represent the team of Into My Life Movie at the Dumbo Film Festival. There were so many great entries and with great joy Into My Life won for Best Documentary Short.
Here is a clip of Into My Life:
Into My Life Excerpt from Sarah Keeling on Vimeo.
I had the honor of creating Anu Prestonia celebration gown, for her gala event. I post just a snippit of the event here, but it was so much more than this 1 minute story. Want to see more take a peek at the professional photos from Khamit Kinks IG page See more photos from Photographer Edward C.Jones here. The program: DJ, Des One Food by Richard Yu of Madeline Catering Mistress of Ceremony Harriette Cole http://harriettecole.com/ Special guests Drumming: M’ten Halsey & Osayande Makati Angaza African Dance Tribute Video: Hamamset Angaza (seen at the event) Special Guest Speakers: Nana Camille Yarbrough author of “Cornrows” (was not present, but message read by Ms. Cole) Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter: More...
Saks 5th Ave always has this "Disney like" light display set to music. The first few years they did this, the music that was used was Mannheim Steamroller, Carol of the Bells. This year it was 'No Business Like Show Business'. Even in the rain, the viewers gathered to look up at the building every 15 minutes, ending with thundering applause.
This is Christmastime in NYC, nothing will dampen our spirits. The windows for
Saks was fashion, dreaming, and show business. lovely jewel tones. Like most starlets, they love a bead, bauble and a rock that cuts glass.