Exclusive: Blackhouse Foundation Portraits From Sundance 2020
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Exclusive: Blackhouse Foundation Portraits From Sundance 2020

Shadow And Act is pleased to exclusively debut the photos from the Blackhouse Foundation’s Portrait Studio from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

The Blackhouse Foundation is one of the organizations providing a safe space and haven for Black talent, filmmakers, press and moviegoers during their Sundance experience. It’s a time and place to grab breakfast, hang out, network, turn up and much more. According to the organization, “The Blackhouse Foundation stands out as a bastion for the most influential and impactful Black writers, directors, producers, crew, actors and actresses throughout film, television, digital media and beyond. It continues to elevate such talent into the spotlight on a global scale via engagements at Sundance.”

Over the course of the first weekend, the Blackhouse held several events and panels, including a panel with the cast of the Sundance Award-winner Charm City Kingsclips and conversation for OWN’s Cherish The Daya conversation with Sundance Award-winner Radha Blank for The 4o-Year-Old Versionand many other things.

This year, Facebook was the presenting sponsor for the Blackhouse Foundation, and Strayer University and WarnerMedia were premier sponsors. Other sponsors were OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, fwd.us, BET Networks, Color of Change, Paramount, Universal Pictures and Planned Parenthood. Hidden Empire Film Group, STARZ, the Mississippi Film Office and Lyte were the Blackhouse Fellowship Program 2020 sponsors.

The biggest stars at Sundance stopped by Blackhouse over the four days and were captured in the studio. Check out a collection of some of the photos below:

Erik Umphery
‘Miss Juneteenth’ star Kendrick Sampson by Erik Umphery

 

Bevy Smith and Issa Rae by Erik Umphery
Bevy Smith and Issa Rae by Erik Umphery

 

'Cherish The Day' stars Alano Miller and Xosha Roquemore by Erik Umphery
‘Cherish The Day’ stars Alano Miller and Xosha Roquemore by Erik Umphery

 

DeWanda Wise by Erik Umphery
DeWanda Wise by Erik Umphery

 

'Charm City Kings' cast and team by Erik Umphery
‘Charm City Kings’ cast and team by Erik Umphery

 

'Charm City Kings' star Jahi Winston by Erik Umphery
‘Charm City Kings’ star Jahi Winston by Erik Umphery

The Blackhouse Foundatio Co-founder and Chairman, Brickson Diamond by Erik Umphery
The Blackhouse Foundation Co-founder and Chairman, Brickson Diamond by Erik Umphery

 

Denzel Whitaker by Erik Umphery
Denzel Whitaker by Erik Umphery

 

'The 40-Year-Old Version' director, writer and star Radha Blank by Erik Umphery
‘The 40-Year-Old Version’ director, writer and star Radha Blank by Erik Umphery

 

'The Photograph' director Stella Meghie by Erik Umphery
‘The Photograph’ director Stella Meghie by Erik Umphery

 

'Charm City Kings' star Will Catlett by Erik Umphery
‘Charm City Kings’ star Will Catlett by Erik Umphery

 

Issa Rae by Erik Umphery
Issa Rae by Erik Umphery

 

Gina Yashere by Erik Umphery
Gina Yashere by Erik Umphery

 

 

Karan Kendrick by Erik Umphery
Karan Kendrick by Erik Umphery

 

Lodric D. Collins by Erik Umphery
Lodric D. Collins by Erik Umphery

 

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‘The 40-Year-Old Version’ Is An Ode To Black Womanhood And Putting Yourself On

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Photo: Erik Umphery

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