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Recently added to The Dean Collection, “Sin Paraíso”, by John Rivas (@johnrivas_studio). Rivas’ works are loaded with symbolism that celebrate the Latin concept of family and community, enriched with stories of family members who he has met remotely or only through photos. On display until August 30th, at @thierrygoldberg. 🖼 Mixed media, 82 x 74 inches, 2019

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Recently added to The Dean Collection, “Blonde” by @tschabalalaself Tschabalala Self, creates collages of various items that she has collected over time and sews them together to depict black female bodies that “defy the narrow spaces in which they are forced to exist, which she derives from the history behind the African-American struggle and oppression in society.

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“Blonde” and “Father”, by @tschabalalaself — Recently added to The Dean Collection.

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Recently added to The Dean Collection, “Father” by @tschabalalaself Tschabalala Self’s goal is to “create alternative narratives around the black body. Self’s work uses paint, fabric, and discarded pieces of her previous works

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Recently added to The Dean Collection, by L.A. painter Henry Taylor @chinatowntaylor. Henry Taylor paints quick, loose portraits of his relatives, friends, celebrities, and athletes on large and small canvases, as well as creating evocative sculptures and assemblages of found materials. Taylor worked for a decade as a psychiatric nurse in a state hospital in California, an experience that informs the humanity and warmth evident in his paintings. “I paint those subjects I have love and sympathy for”. (via Artsy.net)

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NY! We want YOU and a friend to attend @DELUXXFLUXX: Imagery, sound, lo-fi gaming, and high technology created by the Brooklyn-based artist duo @FAILEART. In partnership with @AmericanExpress and @marriottbonvoy To enter, visit the link in bio and complete the RSVP form by no later than 8pm ET on 6/19. We’ll pick 50 people (plus their guest) to attend THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH OR FRIDAY, JUNE 21ST. No purchase necessary. US, 21+ only. Void where prohibited.  See Official Rules on RSVP page for complete details.

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Opening June 5th, in Brisbane, Australia 🇦🇺 “Life on Earth” by @emmalindsay__, and backed by The Dean Collection. #TDC20 “Life on Earth” reveals selected personal encounters with threatened, endangered and extinct species experienced during global field trips taken by Emma, over the last 10 years to National Parks, wildlife refuges, zoos and natural history museums… recreated in paint, video and photography. On view June 5-15 at @metroarts.

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Recently added to The Dean Collection, “Slightly Pivoted to the Sun's Rhythm”, by #PaulAnthonySmith. 🖼 2018-19, unique picotage on inkjet print, oil stick, colored pencil and spray paint on museum board 95 1/4 x 48 1/8 x 2 1/8 inches (framed)

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Congratulations to Arthur Jafa, on winning the the Golden Lion for best participant, at the Venice Biennale, for his film, The White Album, which reflects upon the issues of race. This film, along with his other work, sculptures made from tires and chains, is also on display. Held at the 58th Biennale (worlds oldest art event), which is on view through November 11th, 2019 in Venice, Italy. Proud to have in The Dean Collection. First photo courtesy of @labiennale.

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Opening this Saturday in Shenzen, China (at Jardin Orange) — “Concrete Abstract” by #TDC20 artist Jorge Calderon ( @starmanfunk). This will be his first solo show. Jorge’s art largely deals in “pop surrealism”, with many of the show’s work being mixed media: acrylic, stencil, oil, resin, and more.

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Gordon Parks represented his subjects — from the rural poor and Americans living under segregation to fashion models and prominent Americans — with empathy and dignity, employing the arts to champion social change. “Gordon Parks: Selections from the Dean Collection”, on view April 26 through July 19, 2019, the exhibition is co-organized by The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University and The Gordon Parks Foundation in cooperation with consulting curator, Dr. Maurice Berger. 📷 [Photograph by Gordon Parks. Courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation] @gordonparksfoundation @coopergalleryhc

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Gordon Parks wrote bestselling novels and memoirs, directed television shows and Hollywood movies, and composed film scores. But arguably it was his photographs that made the greatest impact. “Gordon Parks: Selections from the Dean Collection” will be on view April 26th, 2019 through July 19th, 2019, the exhibition is co-organized by The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University and The Gordon Parks Foundation, in cooperation with consulting curator, Dr. Maurice Berger. Mother and Children, Mobile, Alabama, 1956 📷 [Photograph by Gordon Parks. Courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation] @gordonparksfoundation @coopergalleryhc

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Join us on Friday, April 26 for the public opening of “Gordon Parks: Selections from the Dean Collection” at The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University. The exhibition will premiere a selection of highlights, including portraits of prominent civil rights leaders and cultural figures such as Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, images of life in Jim Crow-era rural Alabama, fashion pictures, and documentary photographs. “Gordon Parks: Selections from the Dean Collection” will be on view April 26th, 2019 through July 19th, 2019, the exhibition is co-organized by The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University and The Gordon Parks Foundation, in cooperation with consulting curator, Dr. Maurice Berger. Untitled, Shady Grove, Alabama, 1956 📷 [Photograph by Gordon Parks. Courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation] @gordonparksfoundation @coopergalleryhc

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Last year, The Dean Collection acquired the largest private holdings of works by Gordon Parks, from his civil rights era images to fashion photography to portraits to lesser-known works. Debuting later this month, “Gordon Parks: Selections from the Dean Collection”, will be on view April 26th, 2019 through July 19th, 2019, the exhibition is co-organized by The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University and The Gordon Parks Foundation, in cooperation with consulting curator, Dr. Maurice Berger. @gordonparksfoundation @coopergalleryhc

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This Sunday! April 7th, 🇳🇬 Nigerian artist Ayobola Kekere-Ekun (@ayobola.k) is opening her first solo exhibition, “Resilient Lines”, as part of our continuing #TDC20 initiative. If you’re in Lagos, make sure to stop by between 3-7PM at @relegallery. Zoom in for detail 👀 🖼 “The Crown V”
Mixed Media (Paper fabric and acrylic on canvas), 48 by 36 inches, 2018

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‘A Man and a Brother’, by @devanshimoyama, recently added to The Dean Collection 🔑 Currently on view at the @debuckgallery until April 20th. 2019, 84 x 72 inches

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Sunday, April 7th, “Resilient Lines” by Ayobola Kekere-Ekun (@ayobola.k) opens at @relegallery, in Lagos, Nigeria 🇳🇬 Powered by #TDC20, this is her first solo exhibition, and this is our first backed project in Africa. This exhibition has a big focus on femininity and womanhood, largely within a Nigerian context. Ayobola attempts to sort through the rubble of her excavation with a selection of “sieves”, from history and mythology to sexuality and power. This helps her to breakdown the trauma and baggage that seem to be an inherent part of Nigerian womanhood.

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Less than two weeks left to see “DREAMWEAVERS”. On view until April 13th.

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This Sunday! March 24th, 🇯🇲 Jamaican artist Kimani Beckford (@affirmation_tour) is opening his first solo exhibition, “Affirmation”, as part of our continuing #TDC20 initiative. Through over 30 art pieces, created specifically for “Affirmation”, Kimani attempts to investigate the black figure as the primary subject through imagery and portraiture with respect for ‘self’, along with re-contextualizing the premises of what and who is seen as divine (Read more on Kimani‘s page). If you’re in the area, make sure to stop by at the Jamaica Conference Centre (Starts at 3PM)

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‘Lead Me Gently Home’, by Naudline Pierre ( @cluvie) seen at The Armory Show, and now part of The Dean Collection (Her second 🖼 in the collection). 2019, oil on canvas, 96 x 120 inches (triptych). Swipe 👉 for a closer look.

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‘Smoke and Sage’, by @devanshimoyama, seen at The Armory Show, and now part of The Dean Collection 2019, 72 x 84 inches 🔥🔥🔥

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‘Prime Meridian’, by Caitlin Cherry (@the_underboobcommons), seen at The Armory Show, and now part of The Dean Collection 2019, oil on canvas, 57 x 101 inches. Swipe 👉 for a closer look

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Recently added to The Dean Collection, ‘’Stone Arabesque”, by @lynetteyiadomboakye. Lynette’s paintings are predominantly figurative with raw and muted colours. With her expressive representations of the human figure, the artist examines the formal mechanisms of the medium of painting and reveals political and psychological dimensions in her works, which focus on fictional characters who exist beyond our world in a different time and in an unknown location. Swipe for the full view 👉👉👉 — Oil on linen, quadriptych: 78 7/8 x 47 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches (each)

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@ShaninaDionna presents “Embryo VIII”, a #TDC20-funded show on Saturday, March 2nd, in Philadelphia, PA (RSVP link in her bio). “Embryo VIII” continues to serve as a platform to help raise mental health awareness via the visual and performing arts. The exhibition chronicles lessons learned and personal evolution of its creator. Dionna bravely exposes her battle with borderline personality disorder, suicide, major depression, trichotillomania and "schizo fits" in an effort to confront and prevail against its systemic and societal influence on her life.

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“Bather” by Cy Gavin, is one out of more than 70 pieces of work, that was acquired by The Dean Collection in 2018. Specifically commissioned for TDC, you can currently see ”Bather” and other amazing art on display at #Dreamweavers (at @utaartistspace), until April 13, 2019. —— Acrylic, aquarelle and oil on denim // 57 1/2 x 140 inches

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Who’s coming?? Tag a friend and make sure you don’t miss this 🙌 ———— Nick Cave, Karon Davis, Cy Gavin, David Hammons, Hector Hyppolite, Arthur Jafa, Deana Lawson, Kerry James Marshall, Nari Ward, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Pope.L, Noah Purifoy, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Charles White, Tschabalala Self, Ming Smith, Kehinde Wiley #dreamweavers @utaartistspace @therealswizzz @concept__nv Open to the public: 02/14 - 04/13

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“CSPG: Southway Zoo - Tropical Boyz” by @michaelvasquez_, is on its way to Washington D.C. as a semi-finalist in the “2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition”. If chosen as a finalist, it will be a part of the National Portrait Gallery’s tour ( @smithsoniannpg) for 1-3 years. It has been in The Dean Collection since 2017. Acrylic and acrylic spray paint on canvas, 60” x 84”

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“Walk Back Home” by @EkeneMaduka, is our next #TDC20-funded show. Ekene’s work (oil on canvas) focuses on her experiences as an immigrant living in a new environment. The goal of Ekene’s work is not to tell a vast story of what “living in Nigeria” is like, but to connect with viewers through portraits and tell them a story of her personal experiences. —— Opening Thursday, February 7th, in Winnipeg, Canada, at La Maison des artistes visuels francophones ( @maisondesartistes). “Walk Back Home” runs until March 2nd, 2019.

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Curated by Nicola Vassell, @therealswizzz has partnered up with UTA Artist Space ( @utaartistspace) to present “Dreamweavers”. Featuring more than 20 leading contemporary African-American and African diaspora artists who use elements of surrealism to contend with harsh realities of our time. The show opens to the public Feb. 14 with painting, sculpture and photography from private collections and commercial galleries, as well as new pieces straight from the studio. More details coming soon.

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Something new we did at this year’s #NoCommission: We invited everyone to come hang out with us, sip, paint, and unwind, with @derrickadamsny and @giannilee leading the paint session. Swipe for more 👉🍹🎨 @bacardiusa

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Thanks @brendanembser (Managing editor for Aperture Magazine) for moderating our panel last week at #NoCommission with — @hankwillisthomas, @tylersphotos, @mingsmithphoto, and Deana Lawson. Some of the topics discussed were, the impact of social media, using photography to bring attention to social issues, bridging the diversity gap, and more including a Q&A session from the audience. #tbt @bacardiusa.

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Our first #TDC20-funded show in NYC is opening tomorrow, Wednesday, December 12th in Manhattan (with @nyartsprogram), and a second set December 22nd, in The Bronx (with @dare2dreambx). — @skipxd Presents “Reflections of Ghetto Stories”. Within this body of work, Skip Brea is making an attempt to articulate the connection between the artistic experience of studying the historical cannon of painting and its benefits to thinking while viewing visual perception as a cognitive activity. More clearly, what is the history in front of him and how does he choose to deconstruct and reconstruct it back together. Arguing that artistic activity serves as a form of reasoning and a way to think with the senses, his reactionary way of compositing a painting reflects on his individual, and touches on literature as influence. — More information at @skipxd

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Our first #TDC20-funded show in NYC is opening tomorrow, Wednesday, December 12th in Manhattan (with @nyartsprogram), and a second set December 22nd, in The Bronx (with @dare2dreambx). — @skipxd Presents “Reflections of Ghetto Stories”. Within this body of work, Skip Brea is making an attempt to articulate the connection between the artistic experience of studying the historical cannon of painting and its benefits to thinking while viewing visual perception as a cognitive activity. More clearly, what is the history in front of him and how does he choose to deconstruct and reconstruct it back together. Arguing that artistic activity serves as a form of reasoning and a way to think with the senses, his reactionary way of compositing a painting reflects on his individual, and touches on literature as influence. — More information at @skipxd

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Congratulations to all who will be showing at #NoCommission Miami. This year we decided to do an all photography show. A unique addition to this year’s Miami platform is the inclusion of eight emerging photographers, selected from a group of five thousand, in No Commission’s “Take the Shot” challenge, where the wider public was invited to submit photographic work for review.

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Who’s coming!? Tag a friend. Our 7th (‼️) #NoCommission is happening Dec. 6-7 @Faena Forum, Miami, FL

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Congratulations to these local photographers from Los Ageneles, who will be showing their artwork at our third Rum Room event, presented by The Dean Collection x Bacardi. Oh yeah, and #NoCommissionMiami is on the way 🙌🙌🙌 • Tabi Bonney (@tabibonney) • Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin (@_kwasi_b) • Durado Brooks Jr. (@duradophoto) • Grace Bukunmi (@Bukunmigrace) • Lorenzo Diggins Jr. (@essentialman_LD) • Matthew Ryan Herget (@mrherget) • Rainer Hosch (@rainerhosch) • Jesse Milledge (@filmmorela) • Daniel Peterson (@project_backboard) • Eric D. Williams ( @Noephotos)

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Releasing his first album in more than a decade, @therealswizzz chose “End of Empire” to be the cover for POISON. This piece by @cleonpeterson, has been a part of The Dean Collection for several years now, and is supposed to represent upending the system, taking power back from the corrupt and fighting for justice. POISON is out now on all streaming platforms. (1/9)

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Releasing his first album in more than a decade, @therealswizzz chose “End of Empire” to be the cover for POISON. This piece by @cleonpeterson, has been a part of The Dean Collection for several years now, and is supposed to represent upending the system, taking power back from the corrupt and fighting for justice. POISON is out now on all streaming platforms. (2/9)

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Releasing his first album in more than a decade, @therealswizzz chose “End of Empire” to be the cover for POISON. This piece by @cleonpeterson, has been a part of The Dean Collection for several years now, and is supposed to represent upending the system, taking power back from the corrupt and fighting for justice. POISON is out now on all streaming platforms. (3/9)

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Releasing his first album in more than a decade, @therealswizzz chose “End of Empire” to be the cover for POISON. This piece by @cleonpeterson, has been a part of The Dean Collection for several years now, and is supposed to represent upending the system, taking power back from the corrupt and fighting for justice. POISON is out now on all streaming platforms. (4/9)

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Releasing his first album in more than a decade, @therealswizzz chose “End of Empire” to be the cover for POISON. This piece by @cleonpeterson, has been a part of The Dean Collection for several years now, and is supposed to represent upending the system, taking power back from the corrupt and fighting for justice. POISON is out now on all streaming platforms. (5/9)

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Releasing his first album in more than a decade, @therealswizzz chose “End of Empire” to be the cover for POISON. This piece by @cleonpeterson, has been a part of The Dean Collection for several years now, and is supposed to represent upending the system, taking power back from the corrupt and fighting for justice. POISON is out now on all streaming platforms. (6/9)

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Releasing his first album in more than a decade, @therealswizzz chose “End of Empire” to be the cover for POISON. This piece by @cleonpeterson, has been a part of The Dean Collection for several years now, and is supposed to represent upending the system, taking power back from the corrupt and fighting for justice. POISON is out now on all streaming platforms. (7/9)

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Releasing his first album in more than a decade, @therealswizzz chose “End of Empire” to be the cover for POISON. This piece by @cleonpeterson, has been a part of The Dean Collection for several years now, and is supposed to represent upending the system, taking power back from the corrupt and fighting for justice. POISON is out now on all streaming platforms. (8/9)

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Releasing his first album in more than a decade, @therealswizzz chose “End of Empire” to be the cover for POISON. This piece by @cleonpeterson, has been a part of The Dean Collection for several years now, and is supposed to represent upending the system, taking power back from the corrupt and fighting for justice. POISON is out now on all streaming platforms. (9/9)

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If you are attending @theothersartfair, in Turin, Italy, be sure to check out @fadi.alhamwi, backed by #TDC20. Set in the former hospital, Regina Maria Adelaide. Fadi’s work can be found in the Surgeons Lavatory Room • Title: Skin mirrors  Size: 80x160 cm Medium: Cowhide 2018 • Fadi Al-Hamwi (b.1986, Damascus, Syria) Lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Fadi’s work concerns himself with lending physical shape to the human experience of war, though the human figure remains obscured in his multi-media practice. Instead, domestic furnishings, toy soldiers, or even a cow carcass offer traces of the lack of humanity in the everyday experience of conflict. His practice began investigating the latent violence in societal constructs and evolved as actual violence began to take place around him in Damascus in 2011. Since then his work has continued to explore the relationship between dormant and actualised expressions of violence and desire, as well as the dialogue between construction and destruction. Whether rendered in charcoal, installation or film, al-Hamwi’s practice reveals a deeply personal process of reckoning.

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If you are attending @theothersartfair, in Turin, Italy, be sure to check out @fadi.alhamwi, backed by #TDC20. Set in the former hospital, Regina Maria Adelaide. Fadi’s work can be found in the Surgeons Lavatory Room • Fadi Al-Hamwi (b.1986, Damascus, Syria) Lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Fadi’s work concerns himself with lending physical shape to the human experience of war, though the human figure remains obscured in his multi-media practice. Instead, domestic furnishings, toy soldiers, or even a cow carcass offer traces of the lack of humanity in the everyday experience of conflict. His practice began investigating the latent violence in societal constructs and evolved as actual violence began to take place around him in Damascus in 2011. Since then his work has continued to explore the relationship between dormant and actualised expressions of violence and desire, as well as the dialogue between construction and destruction. Whether rendered in charcoal, installation or film, al-Hamwi’s practice reveals a deeply personal process of reckoning.

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Friday, November 2nd is the submission deadline for Rum Room New York. Celebrating local photographers with unique perspectives on their communities, presented by The Dean Collection and Bacardi. Link in bio to enter ⚡️

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Congratulations to these local photographers from Atlanta, who will be showing their artwork at our Rum Room event, presented by The Dean Collection x Bacardi: Atlanta Breyana Latrice (@breyana_latrice) • Adrian Thomas (@thegreatkingace) • Omar Mitchell • Spencer Charles (@spencer_charles) • John Stephens (@jas_photo) • Philippe Bertrand (@bandpstudio) • Keith Jackson (@koolesTkeith) • J. Monroe (@Monroe.Media) • Demetrius Williams (@suspexceo) • Duline Louis (@coloradobox) • Christopher Kinsey (@coloradobox) • Robert Young (@ROBERTYOUNGIAM) • Alli Royce Soble (@roycetakespics) • Julius Bryant (@juliusbryant) • Teferri Stewart (@teferri) • Malika DeShon (@electrikbaby) • Tyrone King Jr. (@tyronekingjr) • Ervin Johnson ( @Ervinajohnson)

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Calling all photographers in New York! 📸📸📸 • The Dean Collection x Bacardi present the Rum Room: A fusion of music, art and mixology. • Submit your photography (link in bio) for a chance to be a part of the exhibition. We want to celebrate local photographers with unique perspectives on their communities. Submission deadline is Friday, November 2nd ‼️ Must be 25 years or older to enter ‼️