Indie Spotlight / Just FYI

Empowering our youth by embracing our past

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Big shout out to Eunique Jones Gibson. She started her “Because of them we can” campaign in the beginning of February and since then it has completely blown up! She has been featured in the Huffington post, Blackenterprise.com and more!

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The It Factor: As the creator and founder of her self-named company, Eunique Jones Photography, this Maryland native uses her eye for photography to do more than simply snap a picture. Jones Gibson’s latest “Because of Them, We Can” campaign featured a month-long series of children depicting iconic African American figures. Using the next generation as her muse to remind us of the great contributions black people have made to American politics, film, arts and entertainment, Jones’ campaign garnered attention from A-list celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Common, Kerry Washington, Iman and Russell Simmons, just to name a few. Jones is also responsible for the “I Am Trayvon Martin” campaign that went viral last year, which featured individuals dressed in the iconic hoodie apparel that the young Florida teen was wearing when he was unjustly shot and killed.”

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Also here’s a piece of the Huffington Post article

“Google’s the go-to, but Maryland-based photographer Enique Jones Gibson has found another way to teach kids (and adults) about the key players of black history — by dressing them up as the icons themselves.

Gibson’s photo series, “Because Of Them, We Can,” rolled out earlier this month with a photo a day on Facebook, Instagram and the project’s official website becauseofthemwecan.com. It features 28 kids emulating notable figures throughout black history, from Harriet Tubman and MLK to Kerry Washington and Run DMC”

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This project inspires us to be great by recognizing the greatness of our past. We support this project 100% and wish Eunique continued success.

To learn more about Eunique Jones Photography and the “Because of Them, We Can Campaign,” visit her Website at EuniqueJonesPhoto.com.

-Adam

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