After reviewing all these stated issues, we decided to make an impact at our local level. Also, in light of the civil unrest in our country and the negative perceptions of African-Americans, we are seeking to “rePresent” positive imagery, effacing the negative narratives.
rePresent is a free photography exhibition that features the beauty of African-Americans in our local community. This exhibition includes some of the most influential and esteemed individuals within the Volusia surroundings.
African-Americans make up only 1.2% of all art displayed in major art galleries in America.
A study that was conducted by a group of mathematicians, statisticians, and art historians at Williams College paints a somber picture of the lack of parity in museum collections. African American artists have the lowest share with just 1.2% of the works. Two in three African Americans don’t feel they see their stories or themselves represented in media, according to a new study from the National Research Group (NRG).
More than 150 years after the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, most U.S. adults say the legacy of slavery continues to have an impact on the position of black people in American society today. More than four-in-ten say the country hasn’t made enough progress toward racial equality, and there is some skepticism, particularly among blacks, that black people will ever have equal rights with whites, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
EXPOSING ALL PEOPLE TO TRUE BLACK REPRESENTATION
We sought out active advocacy through sponsorship. And these companies and individuals stepped up. Thank you.
Redefining the Narrative
WHAT IS REPRESENT?
re-Present is a free community-based initiative of KGI, which serves as a voice for the unsung, mis and underrepresented people of color through the lens of the local community. rePresent is a photography exhibition of artistic, creative expression of black culture, utilizing photographic, interactive, and educational components to create a better cultural understanding for the masses. We exhibit black culture holistically to promote an accurate and proud black history.
THE NEED FOR A REINTRODUCTION
OUR WHY BEHIND WHAT WE DO.
Hear from the hosts, James and LaToya Carey, about why they have a passion to execute the rePresent Photography Exhibition.
Daytona Beach News-Journal Article
The owners of Kenneth Grant Inzpirations photography and design studio this week will present their second annual 'rePresent" exhibition highlighting positive images of African American men and women in Volusia and Flagler counties.
BCU Wildcat Report
Black is Beautiful! Take a look back at this incredible exhibit that took place during Black History Month.
WESH 2 News commUNITY
rePresent 2022 was featured on WESH 2 CommUNITY Champion spotlight. Each week, they tell the story of a different person or group working to make a difference in the lives of others in Central Florida. Here's our story.