Artist Showcases #BlackLivesMatter Movement in Black Light

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November 5, 2015

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Shown Above: Off White coat, Mateo shirt, Yeezy season 1 pants, Armando Cabral shoes

Whether you’re down with the present BlackLivesMatter Movement and what it represents, or you’re stuck in a place that won’t allow you to see past divided circumstances, that’s none of my business. At the end of the day, those who focus on what they’re set out to do, and not distracted by what others think, win. And at the end of the day, Black Lives will always matter, no matter how disconnected from reality you might think it seems.

Some people get it. Kehinde Wiley for example understands why the BlackLivesMatter Movement is important. In her latest photo project entitled “Black Light,” for Paper Magazine, she states: “Black lives matter because it’s a prescient thing to highlight in this moment of cultural evolution,” meaning it’s plain to see our people are dying. “But black lives have mattered for thousands of years,” meaning we’ve been fighting for a long time to make a change, and we can’t stop now.

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“All Black Everything || @kehindewiley on our Black Light story in this months @papermagazine “I stand on the shoulders of many great artists whose work emphasizes the importance of diversity in American society. Black lives matter because it’s a prescient thing to highlight in this moment of cultural evolution. But black lives have mattered for thousands of years.” Black models in black designers BC #ihaveadream #nowstalgia #blacklivesmatter”black2Left to right; Cushnie Et Ochs dress, Harbison jumpsuit, Chelsea Paris shoes, Cushnie Et Ochs top, Off White pants

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Left to right; Mateo shorts, Balmain jacket and trousers, Yeezy season 1 pants

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Harbison jumpsuit, Chelsea Paris shoes

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Left to right; Hood By Air coat, Mateo shirt, Yeezy season 1 pants, Camille Tanoh shoes, Hood By Air shirt, Mateo shorts, Camille Tanoh shoes, Yeezy season 1 jacket, Pyer Moss shirt, Telfar pants, Camille Tanoh shoes

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Cushnie Et Ochs fur coat and dress, Ade Samuel shoes, Khiry Collection necklace

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Harbison coat, Pyer Moss shirt and pants, Off White shoes

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Left to right; Karl Kani top and pants, Casely-Hayford shirt, Pyer Moss pants, Yeezy season 1 top, Karl Kani pants

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