This is the most beautiful photo I’ve taken this year. Not because of the angle or the beauty of the people in it but, more so because of the amount of black people in this shot. For so long, black people have fought for spaces where they could come together and just build generational wealth. This images captures the success of that fighting. So, it gives me joy to see people like me enjoying a discussion about creating avenues for the next generation that will follow!
"When you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed."
- Michelle Obama
Thank you TheCCnyc and BEAT Meredith for having me. I enjoyed capturing these amazing shots and working with the amazing people at PEOPLE Magazine. Until next time!