(Part 1 of 3) An exclusive look at the 50 Shades of Black Inaugural Open Photo Shoot in Atlanta, GA hosted by celebrated Atlanta photographer and special contributor to 50 Shades of Black, Ross Oscar Knight on April 21, 2013 !!!
Founded by Carlton Mackey, visual artist and Director of the Ethics & the Arts Initiative at the Emory University Center for Ethics, 50 Shades of Black is committed to exploring the complex relationship between race, skin tone, sexuality, and the formation of self-identity. Through collaborations with visual artists, scholars and the general public, this project hopes to offer a deeper understanding of what diversity means. It is in the recognition of this diversity that 50 Shades of Black acknowledges the historical role that race and skin tone have played in shaping the way we engage the world, how we perceive beauty, and our own self worth.
Video Produced by High Strung Art Collective for 50 Shades of Black