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Michelle V. Agins Lucie Award Achievement in Photojournalism

I am lucky....I have been blessed to have been photographed by a Pulitzer Prize and Lucie Award Photojournalist, NY Times. ....and even luckier to attend this incredible awards ceremony, here is my perspective from the balcony. The Lucie Awards is the premiere annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography This night was Michelle V. Agins ( ) night to shine. She was being honored for her Achievements in Photojournalism. Also in the mix was William Pickney (, the first African American, and only the fourth person in the world to circumnavigate the globe alone by boat. The next night, Mystic Seaport Museum to Honor William Pinkney with the America and the Sea Award. Music: Epidemic Sound, Matt Large/...

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Black is Beautiful

Did you know where that phrase came from, Kwame Brathwaite.  On January 28, 1962, with his brother Elombe Brath, Brathwaite staged the Naturally '62 pageant, the first of a series of pageants to feature only black models. The 1962 pageant has the title The Original African Coiffure and Fashion Extravaganza Designed to Restore Our Racial Pride & Standards. Held at the Harlem Purple Manor, a nightclub on East 125th Street, it helped to popularize the phrase Black Is Beautiful that was printed on the pageant's poster. The Naturally pageants ran for five years, with the last one held in 1966. Wikipedia October 25th, 2022, the Lucie Awards Honored Kwame Brathwaite, with Achievements in Portraiture.

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