1001 Black Men #678


I actually did this drawing from a photo I took at the Alternative Press Expo, back in October. This guy stopped at my booth and chatted with me for a while. He was kind enough to let me snap a photo for later use. I held onto this pic until a couple weeks ago, when I completed most of the drawing. It was only this evening, however, that I decided on the color of the background. The main problem is that I can’t find the notebook in which I wrote the name and email address of the subject. It’s late, and so I’m not going to look right now, but when I find it I’ll add it to this post (and I’ll send him a link).

Ajuan Mance

2 thoughts on “1001 Black Men #678”

  1. It is always a pleasure to read your story behind the portrait you’ve made. It’s a very personal approach. Btw I love the color of your background.

  2. Hi Corina,
    It’s great to hear from you! So glad you’re enjoying this part of my posts. Including the stories has really forced me to consider when and how I am noticing the Black men who’ve made their way into the series. It’s been very interesting for me to consider the power (and the limitations) of my own gaze.

    PS: I’m glad you like the background.

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