Tag: Black

8 Black Art Advisors Transforming the Art Market from the Inside

Alaina Simone worked at several galleries, including G. R. N’Namdi Gallery, before climbing up to artist liaison, curator, and board member. She approaches her interdisciplinary career with reverence and respect for the artists she works with and the clients to whom she sells, and draws on her own artistic training. “I grew up taking drawing, painting, piano, and dance classes as a child,” she said.

Simone has many roles, serving as a consultant for artists, galleries, and institutions while also writing, producing, and managing brand collaborations. Ruminating on what initially drew her to the art world, she cited her move
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‘Black Widow’: Movie Theater Owners Claim Disney Lost Money on Film

Movie theater operators did not mince words in asserting that Disney left money on the table by putting Marvel’s “Black Widow” on Disney Plus on the same day as its theatrical debut.

Disney announced in March that “Black Widow,” among several of its 2021 films, would premiere simultaneously on the studio’s subscription-based streaming service — for a premium $30 price — and on the big screen while the struggling movie theater industry regained its footing. On July 9, “Black Widow” opened to $80 million in the U.S. and Canada, setting a COVID-era box office record. Disney padded the film’s final

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Pittsburgh-Based Photographer Plumbs The ‘Infinite Essence’ Of Black Bodies

It was June 18, and four electronic billboards featuring his photographs had already been up for 13 hours or so alongside a major highway. But Mikael Owunna was still excited.

Mikael Owunna

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Mikael Owunna grew up in Pittsburgh and moved back in 2017.

“Oh, there it is, on that side!” hollered Owunna, who was behind the wheel of his sister’s black SUV on the shoulder of Pittsburgh’s Route 28, near Sharpsburg. He was riding with curator Larry Osei-Mensah; Corey Favor, of outdoor media company Orange Barrel Media; and his own cousin, Isabelle Analo.

Owunna had just seen one of the

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Retired Black officer, Black Air Force veteran killed in possible hate crime: DA

The shooting deaths Saturday in Winthrop, Massachusetts, of retired state trooper David Green and retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Ramona Cooper were the work of someone with “disturbing” beliefs but no other threat has been identified, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins said Monday.

The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Nathan Allen, allegedly rammed a stolen truck into a house before fatally shooting the two victims, who were both Black, according to police. Authorities said they are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Allen was later killed by police when they tried to apprehend him, investigators said.

Green, 58, and Cooper,

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How to Photograph Black Objects on Black Backgrounds

The following is excerpted, with permission, from the article “Understanding Light Control—Photographing Black on Black and White on Whiteby photographer Zach Sutton, editor and frequent writer of the Lensrentals blog. Read his article in its entirety here.

Before we dig into the nitty-gritty finesse of photographing black on black, we must first have a principled understanding of how both white and black reflect and absorb light. If you’ve been in a studio before, you may have seen a few V-flats lying around. These large pieces of foamboard may be unassuming at first glance, but

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