brooklyn creatives are celebrated on black genius platform

January 13, 2017

Black Genius is a social platform aimed to highlight an array of exceptional talent in the Black community. Each month, the platform hosts cocktail socials at a local Cocktail bar in Brooklyn, NY – BedVyne Cocktail – showcasing a diverse group of talent; allowing them the opportunity to speak about their respective brands/talents. Creative director and photographer Amanda Moore-Karim and photographer Kimneak July reached out to the founders of this platform to create an editorial for the ages and the photos below are the final product. This editorial features nine of NYC’s finest geniuses and what they do. Enjoy the photos and be inspired to find the Black genius in you!

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

“My Genius Captivates” – Savon Bartley – Writer/Poet/Educator

“My Genius Conceptualizes” – Michael Tonge – Marketing Advisor for Visual Artists

“My Genius Moves” – Joery Francois – Professional Contemporary/Ballet Dancer

“My Genius Captures” – Prelo White – Filmmaker/Graphic Designer

“My Genius Spins” – Maria “RiRi Garcia – DJ/Producer/Curator

“My Genius Manipulates” – Bianca Jeanty – Media Specialist/Co-Founder of MiMConnect

“My Genius Paints” – Janel Young – Visual Artist

“My Genius Jams” – Bobby Wooten III – Musician

“My Genius Seams” – Undra Duncan – Women’s Fashion Designer