NBFPD 2014

3rd Annual National Black Female Photographers Day—September 13, 2014

copyright Rhoda Branch Washington DC 2013

copyright Rhoda Branch
Washington DC 2013

National Black Female Photographers Day is an opportunity for our sisters in photography to reach out to their communities and with them, explore the beauty of their cities through guided photo tours. Each tour will be led by a BFP group member in these participating major cities :

HoustonYou will tour Historic Downtown HumbleWalk will start @10am at 320 Main St., Suite F in Humble Texas 77338.  Lunch will follow at Humble City Cafe. Walk Leader: Tomayia Colvin (email) info@tomayiacolvin.com 832.429.5190.  

Washington DC-Explore the Downtown Heritage Trail and discover downtown DC’s history. Meet @9am at Judiciary Square Station (450 F  Street NW).  Lunch will be at Green Turtle (601 F St. NW) Leader: Rhoda Branch (240-244-6114 Email: rhoda@yvielenphotography.com)

Dallas: Explore Deep Ellum. Meet up at Cafe Brazil located at 2815 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226. Meet for lunch at Twisted Root located at 2615 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226. (map: https://maps.google.com/maps?sll=32.7831975,-96.7797017&sspn=0.0138548,0.0219729&q=Deep+Ellum,+Dallas,+TX&output=classic&dg=ntvb). Walker Leader: Tyson Pough (214-566-6435, tyson@tysonpough.com)

New York: Tour the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.  Meet at 10 am at the North entrance to the  High Line (w 30th between 10th and 11th Ave-#1:  http://www.thehighline.org/pdf/high-line-self-guide-summer-2014.pdf ) The tour will be along the High Line for 1 1/2 hours and view art along the way (art currently on view: http://www.thehighline.org/pdf/FHL-ARTMAP.pdf). Exit the High Line and have lunch at Chelsea Market (75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011). Walk Leader: Zoraida Lopez (860 713 8551, zoraida365@gmail.com)

AtlantaSweet Auburn Avenue Historic District.  Meet at 443 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30312 @ 10am (reflection pool for Coretta & MLK).  The King Memorial Station is the closest MARTA station to the walk. The station is located on the East-West line of MARTA’s rail system.  It is walking distance from the meeting point. For more info, go to MARTA’s website at: www.itsmarta.com. If you want to drive, you can find directions to free parking hereWalk Leader: Jena Jones ((404) 275-9240 email:  f2photos@gmail.com)

Raleigh/Durham/Triangle area, NC: On this walk you will explore downtown Raleigh with a stop by the Contemporary Art Museum for its amazing architecture.  The walk begins @ 10am at 215 Wolfe St-Cobblestone Hall and will end at Big Eds for lunch at 220 Wolfe St. Walk Leader: Philshaunda Abdus-Salaam (336.451.8345, philshaunda@as22photography.com)

SacramentoExplore Old Sacramento ( http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=497 ).  The tour will start at Raley Field.  The tour will walk towards 13th and K and learn about K Street’s early history. Be the first to hear about future plans for Sacramento’s most talked about pedestrian mall.  Lunch TBD in Old SacramentoWalk Leader: Aisha McCullough (408-903-9440)

Charleston, SCExplore the architecture of downtown Charleston.  If historic homes are open to the public we may go in one depending on time. Dress comfortable and bring water. Meet @10am at Battery Park (92 S. Battery St.). Lunch TBD on Market Street.  Walk Leader: Kim Craven (843-478-9136. Email: kimcravenphotography@gmail.com)

Norfolk, VAExplore West Freemason ((https://www.google.com/maps/place/West+Freemason,+Norfolk,+VA/@36.8509335,-76.2947381,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x89ba9872a925474f:0x6ae8d8acb38ae9ec ).  Meet at 8:30am (tour to start at 9am) at the Freemason Parking Garage at 161 W. Freemason St., Norfolk, VA.  Lunch will be in the Freemason Abbey restaurant at 209 W. Freemason St, Norfolk, VA. Walk Leader: Diane Joyner ( 804-247-1484, email: dianejoynerphotography@gmail.com ).

BostonExplore the Boston Public Garden. http://www.cityofboston.gov/parks/emerald/Public_Garden.asp). Meet at the “Make Way for Ducklings” statue on the Public Garden @10 am.  The gate to the garden is located at the corner of Beacon and Charles Street. Leaving the garden, tour Beacon Hill on the way to Faneuil Hall Marketplace where the group will decide upon a restaurant at the Marketplace. Walk Leader: Maria Fonseca (781-354-6096, email: mfon52@aol.com )

Richmond, VA—Explore the Historic Canal Walk (http://www.rvariverfront.com/ ).   Meet @10am at the Silver Bridge at 5th Street & Tredegar St. on the Canal Walk, Richmond, VA.  Lunch will be at the Boathouse at Rocketts Landing: 4708 E. Old Main St., Richmond, VA.  Walk Leader: Ava Reaves (804-920-1344. Email: avareavesimages@gmail.com ).

Columbus, OH—Explore Columbus.  Meet at Columbus Commons Carousel @ 10am.  Walk from Commons Park to the Scioto Bicentennial Park, to the Cultural Arts Center Courtyard and on to the Bicentennial Bridge.  Lunch will be at Milestone 229 (http://milestone229.com/location.htm).  Walk Leader: Norma Gripper (614-446-7975. Email: norma.gripper@gmail.com)

Oakland, CA—Explore Lake Merritt (http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/opr/s/LakeMerritt/).  Meet at the Lake Merritt Boating Center @10am (568 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610).  Possibility of touring gardens across the street from meeting place, if group decides.  Plenty of parking on Grand Ave or side streets, and public transportation. Lunch @ Kitchen 388 (388 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94610).  Walk Leader: Bianca Tummings (510-926-2889. Email: btummy@sbcglobal.net)

Los Angeles—Explore historic Downtown LA (http://www.downtownla.com/index.asp). Meet at Union Station by the Starbucks in the Main Concourse @ 9 a.m. (800 N. Alameda Street, S2 Los Angeles, CA 90012). Lunch will be at Lemonade@MOCA. 250 south grand Ave LA CA 90012. Walk leader: Ysa Adams (310.826.5067) email: ysa@incitephoto.com


We have received incredible national exposure for this event, including an article in Headline News (sister company of CNN):


This is a great way to be introduced to the Black Female Photographers group and explore the art of photography with knowledgeable women. Afterwards there will be an opportunity for a casual lunch to network and learn more about the group and tour participants (all participants are responsible for paying for their own lunches).

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