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The Lookbook: Photography for the People's Place AVL Event

The Lookbook is a photographic journal featuring galleries of our more extensive client work and projects.

 

The calendar year of 2024 has gotten off to a great start, with some exciting projects coming our way—one such project involved photographing a two-night event at the beginning of February for The People's Place. Launching from Noir Collective, The People's Place is a group of brilliant and passionate anti-racist activists in Asheville, NC, working to build a collaborative freedom movement and a multiuse physical space to cultivate a new model of neighborhood economics and cultural development.


Night One

This event started on a Wednesday night with Noshing and Nourishing, a panel discussion focused on themes of home, food, and belonging. Featuring Chicago-based interdisciplinary visual artist and cultural apprentice Alexdra Antoine, scholar, activist, and adjunct professor Dru McDaniel, and former chef turned entrepreneur Jefferson Ellison; these three powerhouses explored the spiritual value of food, how it shapes our identity, forges community bonds, and intertwines with our history and future aspirations.



Night Two

This event culminated Thursday night with a special ticketed dinner at The Foundry, also located on The Block. Featuring the exquisite tastings of Gullah Geechee chef BJ Dennis, guests were treated to his unique cuisines, which fuse West African and Lowcountry cooking into delightful dishes, and regaled by the Storytellers of the People's Place, alexandria monque ravenel, david greenson (both stylized to be spelled lower-cased), Dru McDaniel, and Rob Thomas.



Learn more about The People's Place and how you can help their vision become reality here.

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