RISING: A Photo Exhibition Recap

RISING: A Photo Exhibition Recap

Earlier this month in NYC, Mark C of URBNFRESH, our girls at MiMConnect and a gang of friends collabed with Peerspace to create RISING: A Photo Exhibition — a project created to amplify the voices of a diverse set of photographers with images that highlight humans of color.

Video by @itsjrgraphy.

As we previewed back in May, RISING showcased the work of ten photographers who used Peerspace's creative spaces to execute their unique creative visions. They each showcased their original images together at Peerspace Art Gallery in Manhattan. Some of the artists that exhibited were Mark Clennon (whose work is featured in The Love Issue 🙌🏾), Travis Matthews (who shot our first issue's cover story), Mark Aghatise, Jarrod Anderson, Laurent Chevalier, Imani Dennison and more.
This event delivered a library of visually-rich and compelling stories and content that deeply resonated with attendees. In addition to visual storytelling — which the team was gracious enough to share with us, below — the event also included a panel discussion, hosted by Bianca Jeanty and Netta Dobbins of Minorities in Media Connect (MiMConnect); featuring rising artists, creatives and entrepreneurs. And of course, Kolin Mendez was in the building capturing the vibes for us all. Check the photo coverage below!

"Heavy is the Heart(s)" by Mark Clennon

"Sista Sista" by Travis Matthews

"Afro-futurism" by Imani Dennison

Untitled by Jarrod Anderson

Untitled by Mark Aghatise

"Righteous Indignation" by Laurent Chevalier

"Bloom" by Lauren Cowart

"I Find it Hard to Say" by Daniel Randall

"Beauty in Black" by Dee Williams

"Divine Feminine" & "Hood Masculinity" by Elizabeth Wirja

Event coverage by Kolin Mendez:

The main drivers of cultural growth are the thought leaders and risk takers in music, art, fashion and more. Events are where these things collide. Our objective is to facilitate and promote a fly, creative lifestyle, bringing people together via creativity and expression. For more information, visit URBNFRESH.com & shotby.urbnfresh.com.

About MiMConnect
Minorities in Media Connect (MiMConnect) provides multicultural professionals with a direct and influential community. Through industry discussions, exclusive job opportunities, and interactive experiences, MiMConnect allows recruiters and candidates to leverage a diverse network. For more information, visit MiMConnect.com

About Peerspace
Peerspace is the leading online marketplace to find and book meeting, event, and production space. We are surfacing the world's dark space, shining a light on underutilized venues, all while creating an ecosystem of people doing creative, interesting, memorable activities. For more information, visit www.peerspace.com.

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