Washington DC: Gallery Show // July 7

Comunidad, Communauté, Community.
An exploration of friendship, collaboration, identity, migration, and diaspora through ten years of international hip hop photography.

Solo show by Magee McIlvaine
On display July 7 - September 29, 2017

Opening Reception: July 7 from 7pm - 10pm
Featuring live dj + freestyle cipher
Limited Edition prints & artwork for sale
$5/sliding scale donation for Opening Reception. Advanced registration appreciated

ReCreative Spaces: 3501 Perry Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

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Partners: ReCreative Spaces, Nomadic Wax, World Hip Hop Market, Words Beats Life, Dj Nio

Some Selects From The Guerrilla FC Photo Shoot

Had a great time with the Guerrilla FC crew for this soccer/fashion/style photo shoot. We experimented with some ideas, concepts, props. Definitely got some good ideas for the follow up shoot once we get to some warmer weather. Enjoy a few selects from the shoot (below), and make sure to check out the team's website and learn more about their mission and creative projects here in DC. The scarves are available to purchase on their website, and there will be more merch available soon. There will also be a public event coming up in DC on March 17 at ReCreative Spaces where the new kits will be unveiled.

There will also be the first official public event of the new year for the team, coming up in DC on March 17 at ReCreative Spaces where the new kits will be unveiled.

The 2017 DC Youth Poet Laureate: New Videos

It was an honor to put together these two shorts for local DC hip hop non-profit Words, Beats, Life.  The videos are part of the organization's 2017 DC Youth Poet Laureate program. This year's winner is Kenny Carroll of Wilson High School. 

Special thanks to Itzel for help on the shoot, and to Kosi at WBL for coordinating all the logistics.  I've included some behind-the-scenes photos of the film shoot with Kenny at the bottom of the blog post.

This is the poem video.

Mini-doc potrait of Kenny.

Femi the DriFish - Nothings New: Official Spoken Word Video Release

Got another brand new video. This one is a poetry video for Baltimore based Spoken Word artist Femi the DriFish. We shot it all in Baltimore, MD.

CREDITS
Artist: Femi the Dri Fish (the Out of Water eXperience)
Song: Nothings New
Director: Magee
Editor: Magee & Jonna
Cinematography: Magee
Additional Cinematography: Itzel
Producer: Nomadic Wax & MageesCamera

CAST
Student: Ade Lawal
Mother: Mama Kay Lawal
Teacher: Aaron Henkin
Man: David Ross
Cameos: Rafael Anderson & Grim Jackson

Keur Gui (Senegal) - Ego Science: Official Music Video Release

It was a privilege to work with one of the most important hip hop acts coming out of the continent of Africa on their latest music video. Specifically from Senegal, Keur Gui have arguably become one of the most influential groups in the entire region of West Africa, as their political influence continues to expand through the grassroots movement Y'en A Marre, which rose to national power during the most recent presidential elections in Senegal (see the MTV documentary on Y'en A Marre here).  

We shot this video outside of Washington DC, while they were in the area recording their most recent album. Enjoy!

Fly By Light Premiere in DC (May 1st)

A local DC doc that I had the privilege to edit is premiering here on May 1st, with support from the DC Film Office. Info below.

One Common Unity presents the World Premiere of the new documentary film Fly By Light, to be held on Friday evening, May 1, 2015 at the National Geographic Theatre in Washington D.C.  Fly By Light - a film about a group of teenagers leaving the streets of Washington, DC to participate in an ambitious arts-based peace education program - captures the journey of four teenagers escaping the city's violence and abusive street corners to explore the mountaintops in West Virginia, and is an intimate exploration of the chaotic, confusing, and emotional journey to rewrite a young person’s future.  Watch the trailer here, and purchase your tickets for the screening here. For more info on the screening, click here.