SBE Black Pass Now Open for Nominations

In preparation for a new exhibition "As Stars At Daybreak" at the Chicago Artist Coalition. I'm asking you to think about a BLACK PASS. This is a new challenging project for me, and I would love for you to participate.

What is a Black Pass ?A Black Pass is a currency granted to a non-black person by a black person (black of African descent) that allows the non-black person to participate and comment on the black reality.
For my new project I’m exploring who is welcomed in the black community, some examples would be Bill Clinton, Christina Aguilera, Maury Povich, and even Tina Fey.

I made a video that I hope explains better



Thinking about the definition of the Black Pass, who would you say is down?  Please record your answers (audio is okay if your not comfortable showing your face or email is also perfect) and submit to sbeblackpass@gmail.com


HOLD UP STEPHANIE!! I'M NOT BLACK CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE ?YES! You are a very insightful person that is in tune with what is going on with today's world... also you might be interested in getting a nominating for yourself. Take your best guess and participate! The more submissions the better.

As I said earlier I plan to share these videos, audio and text in my September show.
I know this is a different post from what I usually share, but Im looking for feedback and I want t involve my blog into my process more, so there you have it.
Let me know if you have questions and thanks!
Stephanie
 





Music Video Festival.. Guess Who is the Director?

Sooooo.... in the middle of being on hiatus from my film gig, traveling and grinding out an art career.. I somehow managed to become a film festival director! I'm so excited and want to announce AUDIOGRAHAM FEST, a music video festival. 

Music videos seamlessly bridge visual with music duh! So this is an opportunity for music video directors to celebrate their best work! So I'm excited to create and have the first AudioGRAHAM fest.

I will get into details and the process at  another time but I really wanted to just get the word out about this festival!! Its going to be so much fun!


SAVE THE DATE
The Festival is September 29, 7pm at the Comfort Station.

Submission Guidelines:
All videos are fair game, they just have to be creative and UNDER 6 MINUTES
To Submit your video please click here
Deadline to submit is July 20 so get a move on it as the festival is juried.

Thanks for reading!
Stephanie




Remembering Mary Ellen Mark

Photography lost a legend earlier this week with the passing of Mary Ellen Mark. An extraordinary photographer she was one of my favorites.

One of my favorite YouTube Channel Art of Photography created a very special piece talking about Mary Ellen Mark and her work.  I want to share it with you.

RIP Mary Ellen Mark, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century.





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