So what’s in a portrait? Is it a reflection of the soul? Or is it nothing more than paint and canvas? Can a portrait transform the way you think? Can a portrait help create culture?

Portraits 4 the culture is meant to explore transformational and inspirational stories of people from different parts of the community. This series of paintings and interviews will introduce stories that help push the culture forward by creating a platform for people to share stories about themselves. The purpose of this is to empower people within the community to take back control of their narrative and showcase the culture in its true glory. The portraits will be revealed either during the interview or later with friends and family during a private event.

Check out the portraits and interviews below to be inspired.

Portrait Reveal

Thru curated events called "portrait reveals," we empower people to share their stories and inspire those around them. If your interested in doing a reveal, hit us up at Rohaun@blkbdr.com.

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Popup Installations

Installations transform spaces into experiential dimensions that create an environment for people to connect and build. These are the precondition for the spark of inspiration that create cultural revolutions. Lets curate spaces that inspire together. Contact Rohaun@blkbdr.com to inquire about an installation at your space.

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4 The Culture

Each of these portraits are powerful testaments to the beauty and strength of this community and the people within it.

Adah

Corey

Ambiya

Emmanuel

Yani

Anthony

Anna

Kap

Cary

Jayson

Shahiedah

Tina

Tabby

"Chelle"

Nip

Lizzy

Kevin

Justin

Ashley

TT

Ron

Mitch

Cadine

Obama

Jackson

Ali

Kenny

Isha