March 12, 2014 - Alondra Bailey and Kierra Wimberly, 6th Street, Austin, Texas. “I like the vibe, people are just free, chilling, having a good time. The fact that you can walk down the street and see all these unsigned artists performing is really amazing.” - Kierra Wimberly. Photo by @waynelawrence for @msnbcphoto @awkwardlonnie @umkiki10
March 11, 2014 - American dreaming at Bourbon Girl bar, Austin, Texas, 2014. #sxsw Photo by @waynelawrence for @msnbcphoto @instituteartist
"South by just kinda turns Austin into what we want it to be. It’s cool as locals to see people from all over the world come to Austin. Austin is totally the cool town." - Alyssa Lumpee photo by @waynelawrence for @msnbcphoto . Please check out @msnbcphoto over the next few days as we share the sights of #sxsw in Austin, Texas. #sxswmusic
Snoop, 2010. Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera #orchardbeach #thebronxriviera #nyc #culture #history #african #heritage #portrait #waynelawrence
Promotional poster for Orchard Beach exhibition at Amerika Haus in Munich, Germany. The work will be on view from 1/27-4/30, 2014. #orchardbeach #thebronxriviera #global #munich #germany
"We younger Negro artists who create now intend to express our individual dark-skinned selves without fear or shame. If white people are pleased we are glad. If they are not, it doesn’t matter. We know we are beautiful. And ugly too. If colored people are pleased we are glad. If they are not, their displeasure doesn’t matter either. We build our temples for tomorrow, strong as we know how, and we stand on top of the mountain, free within ourselves."
Langston Hughes, The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain (via millionen)