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Writer: Two Lane Films

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Two Lane Films, a new boutique film company, hired me to conduct interviews and write for a short documentary film, Protect: Coasts, guns and women in the Low Country, due out in Fall 2018. The film explores communities along the southern Georgia/northern South Carolina coast who are responding to societal and environmental breakdown with valiant acts of human resistance.

Related Link: Two Lane Films | Protect

Adrienne Fidelin - Le modèle noir: De Géricault à Matisse

I co-authored an essay with Wendy Grossman for the exhibition catalogue of Le modèle noir: De Géricault à Matisse at Musee D’Orsay. The show explores the representation of black figures in visual arts, from the abolition of slavery in France (1794) to present. The essay is a biographical sketch of Adrienne Fidelin, a model and dancer from Guadeloupe who was the subject of works by several famous surrealist artists including Pablo Picasso, Lee Miller and Man Ray, who was her lover in 1930s Paris.

 

Digital Content Writer: Google Trips app

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EnVeritas Group, a digital marketing agency, contracted me to author a guide to Rome for Google Trips, a travel app that provides tips and inspirational ideas on over 200 destinations worldwide. 

Related Link: Google Play App Store

Contributing Writer: Galerie Number 8

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I write exhibition overviews and artist profiles for Brussels-based Galerie Number 8, which represents contemporary artists celebrating black aesthetic and cultural identity through photography and mixed media.

Related link: Overview of Héctor Mediavilla's exhibition "Sorry We're Closed"

 

Biographer: Adrienne "Ady" Fidelin

I am working with art historian Wendy Grossman on a cultural biography of Adrienne Fidelin, a dancer and model from Guadeloupe who was Man Ray’s lover in interwar Paris. My contribution builds on my 2007 article, “Yo, Adrienne,” published in T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

Related Link: "Yo, Adrienne" article

Researcher: Gail Collins, op-ed columnist, author and former New York Times Editorial Page Editor

I conducted in-depth interviews of African-American women between the ages of 20 and 80 for When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, Collins’ chronicle of American history reconstructed from women’s personal stories. I conducted similar research for forthcoming book on American women and ageing, No Stopping Us Now.

Related Link: When Everything Changed on Amazon.com

 

Author and Producer: Portraits of Transformation

I authored and produced, Portraits of Transformation, a 100-page coffee table book featuring portraits of and interviews with beneficiaries of the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) Initiative for Africa of the African Development Bank. I conceptualized the book and handled all production and project management. 

Related Link: Interactive e-version

Contributor: Oxford Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biographies

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I co-authored a biographical entry on Adrienne Fidelin for the latest edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biographies, as part of ongoing research on and documentation of her life. This work will culminate in the publication of a forthcoming cultural biography on Fidelin (see above).

Related Link: Oxford AASC