BLACK JOY & RESISTANCE Photobook Launch Party

Friday December 21

the first floor

600 H Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002


Join photographer Adreinne Waheed and friends for a launch party in celebration of her gorgeous photobook, BLACK JOY & RESISTANCE.

Featuring contributions from Derrick Adams, Staceyann Chin, Karen Good Marable, Jamel Shabazz, Emil Wilbekin and more, this book of electric images reveals an intimate glimpse of Black joy and how we resist.

Sounds for the evening curated by Adrian Loving. The photobook and high-quality prints will be available for purchase at the event. This event is free but please RSVP.  Connect with us!Instagram: @blackjoyandresistanceTwitter : @blackjoyand Facebook: @blackjoyandresistance About Adreinne Waheed Adreinne Waheed is a photographer, photo editor and collector based in Brooklyn, NY and Berkeley, CA.

Here’s the deal:

 A Howard University alum, she has been making images since age 13.  Her photography currently appears in the inaugural issue of Mfon: A Journal of Women Photographers of the African Diaspora.  Her work has been published by The New York Times, The Fader, The Crisis, Scholastic, and Time Inc.

Books. She has exhibited at Rush Arts, The Corridor Gallery, The Underground Museum, and the Long Gallery, Harlem.
 As photo editor, Waheed has produced and directed numerous shoots for publications including Vibe, King and Essence.  Her photo research work can be seen in the recent books Prince:  A Tribute to his Royal Badness and Black Women in Hollywood: A Salute to Trailblazers at the Oscars.
 In 2010, Adreinne created the Waheed Photo Archive, an extensive collection of found portraits of the African American community from the Civil War to the present. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) acquired the archive in 2015.  Selected images from this collection and a related essay can be found in NMAAHC’s latest book, Everyday Beauty. About the first floor the first floor is a call for imaginative capacity.

a learning lab to foster conversations and partnerships that lead to responsive and viable commercial developments.  lack of community engagement leads to short lived independent business ventures; it is vital to build a connection to the community in order to meet vital needs and establish longevity. the first floor exists to initiate a space for connection, fostering a foundational relationship between the development and community.

The best part ?

the first floor programming consists of panels, film series and retail inviting community members and various stakeholders to engage in progressive conversation and patronage. a hybridized space in partnership with the apollo on h, the first floor will thoughtfully explore the following themes..

the first floor

600 H Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002