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Ed Gordon; Image by DeWayne Rogers

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Jasmine Burke; Image by DeWayne Rogers

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Angell Conwell; Image by DeWayne Rogers

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Rhyon Brown; Image by DeWayne Rogers

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TC Carson; Image by DeWayne Rogers

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Xscap3; Image by DeWayne Rogers

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Xscap3; Image by DeWayne Rogers

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Erica Ash; Image by DeWayne Rogers

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Erica Ash; Image by DeWayne Rogers

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Erica Ash and Larenz Tate

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Larenz Tate; Image by DeWayne Rogers

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Larenz Tate; Image by DeWayne Rogers

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Keith Robinson; Image by DeWayne Rogers

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Ed Lover; Image by DeWayne Rogers

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Vanessa Bell Calloway; Image by DeWayne Rogers

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Bow Wow; Image by DeWayne Rogers

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Marley Dias; Image by DeWayne Rogers

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Rodney Perry; Image by DeWayne Rogers

The annual Trumpet Awards serve as a beautiful celebration of black excellence. This year’s ceremony—which took place in Atlanta, GA and aired exclusively on Bounce TV—was a continuation of the Trumpet Award Foundation’s commitment to honoring the leaders within our community who have not only achieved greatness, but who have also inspired others along the way.

It was a personal honor for me to be a part of the festivities, as I was commissioned to create a portrait studio to commemorate the occasion. Jermaine Dupri (Music Innovation Award), Rhyon Brown (Rising Star Award), and Marley Dias (Trailblazer Award) were just a few of the honorees to step inside of the portrait studio, in addition to a host of other notables within the arts and entertainment space.

 

For more information on the 2018 Trumpet Awards, visit here.

DeWayne Rogers

I write. I create. I take photos. In my spare time, I'm also a part-time super-hero. Go figure.