Busboys and Poets Book Presents:  Black Hollywood: Reimagining Iconic Movie Moments

Busboys and Poets Book Presents: Black Hollywood: Reimagining Iconic Movie Moments

Date and Time

Oct 6, 2022 6:00 pm

Location

14th & V

2021 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009

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Busboys and Poets Books presents celebrity photographer Carell Augustus to discuss his new book, "Black Hollywood: Reimaging Iconic Movie Moments" 

Black Hollywood: Reimaging Iconic Movie Moments is a groundbreaking take on Hollywood's most beloved films, including Breakfast at Tiffany's, Singin' in the Rain, Mission: Impossible, Forrest Gump, and more. Carell, a visionary, has created a "who's who" of today's Black entertainers featured in iconic cinematic scenes, renewing readers' appreciation of the past while asking questions about representation in media and inspiring artists of the future.

Compiled over more than ten years, this coffee table photo book features over sixty-five Black entertainers such as Vanessa L. Williams, Lalah Hathaway, Michael Jai White, Shanice, Vivica A. Fox, Sheryl Underwood, Dulé Hill, Karamo Brown, Marla Gibbs, and Shemar Moore.

An unprecedented photography book that brings together the best of classic Hollywood with today's iconic Black entertainers for an immersive experience unlike anything you've ever seen before.

Features a foreword by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker and an afterword by beloved entertainer Niecy Nash!

"Black Hollywood is not just a book for Black people―it's a book for all people about Black people. About the dreams we were never told we could achieve. About the places we were never told we could go. And now, finally, about how we can get there."

~ Carell Augustus

ABOUT CARELL AUGUSTUS:

Carell Augustus is a Los Angeles-based photographer whose career has taken him around the world to shoot some of the biggest stars on the planet. His celebrity clients have included Beverly Johnson, Mariah Carey, Elizabeth Banks, Pierce Brosnan, Meghan Markle, Serena Williams, and Snoop Dogg, to name a few. Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Carell honed his photography skills by taking pictures of family members. MTV shows like House of Style and their Rockumentaries gave him a peek behind the scenes of the fashion and entertainment worlds, while music videos opened his mind to the creative process.

His editorial work has appeared in the Hollywood Reporter, Us Weekly, Bare, Fearless, Ebony, Essence, and Jet, among other magazines. He has shot ad campaigns for clients including Christian Dior, Harley Davidson, Hard Candy, Jack Daniels, and Skechers. Carell was the exclusive photographer for Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis’s wedding in 2016.

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BOOK TICKET INCLUDES:

  • Guaranteed Event Admission and Seating 
  • One copy of Black Hollywood: Reimaging Iconic Movie Moments
  • a chance to get your book signed by Carell Augustus
  • Food & Beverage service available all night
  • FREE TICKET INCLUDES: 
    • Event Admission 
    • seating is on a first come, first seated basis
    • an opportunity to purchase a copy of "Black Hollywood: Reimaging Iconic Movie Moments" (while supplies last)
    • a chance to get your book signed by Carell Augustus
    • Food & Beverage service available all night 
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