What's next?Photo: Shola/Instagram: @aqut Since our initial release the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Shola, the photographer, and I have already started to draft initial ideas for a part two. In order to truly create a “stereotype” there must be frequency and consistency. We are exploring options on how to cement that image and continue to celebrate black diversity and strength. I’ve made it a mission to truly pay attention to and engage the feedback on the pictures and video. There have been quite a few about creating a female version to combat stereotypes associated with black women. I think there is a hidden gem in that idea. For now, the idea is to continue to spread the imagery and message and investigate ways to elevate the project.
Aaron Robinson (@ajthegent)
Russell Sampson (@russy06)
Bismark Ageyi (@mr_adomako)
Marquelle Turner-Gilchrist (@marquelleturner)
Terell Shaw (@tallrell)
DeUndre Kellam (@dretothepeople)
Brandon Bryant (@wallstreet.paper)
Kemoi Charles (@iamkemoi8)
Photographer: Shola (@aqut)
Marquelle Turner-Gilchrist is a native of Johnsonville, North Carolina and the creative director behind The New Stereotype. Currently, he resides in Harlem and works as an assistant buyer for a luxury fashion company and as a senior editor for THRONE Digital, a digital lifestyle men’s platform. Passionate about culture, music, travel and 3-cheese macaroni, he loves live performances and traveling to new countries. He lives by the simple mantra: Pray. Eat. Style. You can follow him on Instagram at @marquelleturner.