The Start Of Something Special
In November 2020, James and LaToya Carey of Kenneth Grant Inzpirations (KGI) Googled the term "black male” in hopes of finding inspiration, while working on a client project. To their surprise, the results were alarming. Many of the images consistently displayed incarcerated, narcotics-selling, and -using individuals, which means that anyone in the community conducting the same search at that time would leave with a completely negative, and false, impression of the African American community. This Google search, along with the other statistics discovered, initiated our first public exhibit, rePresent (now Cultuvue™).
Above all, Cultuvue™ is a philanthropic endeavor, not a political statement. We are motivated by the "love" for what we do; we are not motivated by social activism. We partnered with One Daytona, as our venue host, to bring the vision to life. Our first exhibit, which brought 1000 visitors in two days, symbolized the community's curiosity and launched our newfound passion. Cultuvue™ Photography Exhibition is one that features the beauty of African-Americans in our local community.
HIGHLIGHTING THE COMMUNITY
Cultuvue™ is our gift to the world, and it allows viewers to experience culture curated through a new lens. Cultuvue™ maintains being a free, community-based initiative of KGI, which serves as a voice for the unsung, mis- and underrepresented people of color through the lens of the local community. Here's a sample of individuals featured in our 2021 exhibition.
MAYOR, DAYTONA BEACH
FORMER COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBER
VOLUSIA COUNTY COUNCIL
We Must Admit, We Had Fun
Cultuvue™'s mission is to provide positive representations through fine-art portraiture accompanied by extensive narration. The images and their narration are displayed in a free-of-charge, curated exhibition to encourage visual literacy that will lead to communication and understanding among different ethnic groups. Take a peak:
Cultuvue™ (EIN 88-2226265) 501(c)(3)