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Jennifer Hudson is being sued for sharing a photo of herself without permission. The Dreamgirls actress had been photographed wearing a pink blazer and thigh-high stilettos by Fernando Ramales and he later sold the image to a news outlet, who ran it on Dec. 21, 2019. A few days later, Hudson shared the same picture…

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Former actress Holland Reid once posed in front of the camera. Now the self-taught photographer is making six figures working behind the lens capturing lifestyle and branded headshots. Rolling out spoke with Reid about her career. What inspired you to pursue photography? After spending 25 years in front of the camera as an aspiring actress,…

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As a professional photographer for over 16 years, Crystal Chatmon has captured beauty through the lens of a camera. Whether it’s professional headshots, lifestyle branding, portraits or events, Crystal Chatmon Photography captures special moments. From outdoor, real estate, fashion and maternity to commercial photography, Chatmon’s creative lens covers a vast canvas of subject matter. What…

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Chris Brown will no longer face charges for allegedly punching a photographer during a 2017 club appearance. The “Loyal” hitmaker previously pleaded not guilty to felony battery after being detained by police — who were waiting in the wings of his concert at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach — last July due…

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Asbury Foster is a teacher, creative director, photographer, and father. He is an Atlanta resident and graduate of Grambling State University. Foster spoke with rolling out about fatherhood culture. What legacy are you leaving for your children and the children of your community? I want to touch, spark, and be an inspiration to the youth.…

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Susan Ross is an Atlanta-based photographer and historian. She refers to herself as “the photo griot” because she tells the stories of our community through the lens of her camera. Ross has dedicated her life to documenting the social, political and cultural experiences of the African American community. We spoke with her about the qualities…

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Superstar singer Chris Brown is back in the news again after being arrested last night. Brown was performing in West Palm Beach, Florida, when several sheriff’s deputies began to gather on the wings of the stage as he finished. As Brown exited the stage, he was detained by law enforcement. Video footage taken by a fan at…

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Ebonice Atkins is a TV producer and photographer, who has worked on several shows including “Judge Faith,” BET’s “The Frankie & Neffe Show,” MTV’s “TI &Tiny: The Family Hustle,” TLC’s “Extreme Cheapskates,” Style Network’s “Jerseylicious,” CBS/GSN’s “Winsanity,” and Complex Network’s “Droppin’ Cash LA” and “Rules to This Sh*t.” Below, Atkins speaks about her career and…

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In celebration of Black History Month, rolling out is highlighting important figures in Black culture. Today, we examine the accomplishments of Gordon Parks. Parks was the modern-day renaissance man of the 20th century. Parks was a versatile artist who was accomplished in photojournalism, film, writing, and music. The artist is most known for his ability…

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In the next five years, Marvin Bienaime envisions the Bienaime Agency will be one of the top international creative companies providing photography and video services for major high-fashion and lifestyle magazines, music artists, professional athletes, talk show hosts and more. He says, “I’m all about growth and expansion,” he says. Having started his business at age 22,…

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Known professionally as TAR, Terrence A. Reese chats with rolling out to discuss his career as a commercial photographer and his book Reflections, which is “a black-and-white documentary-style photography series, that captures the personal living spaces of renowned African Americans whose lives and careers have addressed the fundamental political, economic, and social realities of the…

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Although photographer Eric Ganison is quite busy with his modeling agency, magazine and fashion line, he still finds time to encourage models who are getting into the business. How do you select your models? When selecting models for the Apeel Collection underwear line and Ultimate Apeel magazine, I look for a number of different factors, such as: study…

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Jimi Flix, founder of JiMi FliX! Photography, first captured this writer at an Atlanta charity event over a decade ago at Jeffrey Kalinski’s Fashion Cares extravaganza (circa 2005) at the Woodruff Arts Center. He emailed the photo to me. This was long before the social media craze. That was our first meeting, and for some reason I…

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Torrie Rebuck, founder of Rebuck Artistic Photography, has a body of work that includes colorful acrylic mixed media paintings. “The layers of paints, pastels, charcoal, and colored pencils create a texture and depth significant to the work [and] my formula for success rests in God who holds my hand while I paint,” she explains. “As…

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How did you arrive at this career choice? Was it a deliberate decision or a gradual and natural evolution? I often explain to people that I fell into photography, writing, and everything else that I do. As a kid my only aspiration was to become a lawyer, and for some reason I linked this to…

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