Black History Month

Photo Lab: Self-Portraits Inspired by The Beautiful Project

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Celebrate Black History Month and take portraits inspired by Pen, Lens & Soul: The Story of The Beautiful Project (TBP), now on view at The Met. Jamaica Gilmer will share her journey as executive director of TBP. You’ll get hands-on with iPad and learn portrait tips from artist Adama Delphine Fawundu and beauty expert Shennel Patrick. Bring a friend and an object that reflects your personality.

For sessions with amplified sound, hearing loop technology is available on request.

The Beautiful Project

Founded in 2004, The Beautiful Project is a North Carolina–based collective of black artists, scholars, and educators who amplify the voices of black girls and women.

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Jamaica Gilmer

Founder and Executive Director

Jamaica Gilmer is founder and director of The Beautiful Project, a collective of image makers who use photography, writing, and workshops to inspire black women and girls to create their own narratives.

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Adama Delphine Fawundu

Visual Artist and Cofounder

Adama Delphine Fawundu is a visual artist and cofounder of the global movement and publication MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. She resides in Brooklyn.

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Hey Nelli and Missy Miss E

Artist and educator Shennel Patrick and her daughter Emma merged their passions for the arts to create Hey Nelli and Missy Miss E — platforms that empower the voices of black women and girls.

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More about Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, learn from dynamic creators who are changing cultural narratives through visual arts, photography, poetry, dance, film, and more. Join creative sessions to connect, collaborate, and be inspired from February 1–29.

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