CURLFEST 2018!

This past weekend in Brooklyn was highlighted by the 5th Anniversary of the celebration known as CURLFEST. Consider this celebration as an oasis of kinks, coils, coconut and castor oils, shea and cocoa butters, shining melanin, and beautiful energy all wrapped in one package. Thousands of beautiful Black people descended upon Prospect Park's Nethermead to partake in the upliftment of Black people across many aspects but the most important being each other's natural hair journeys. Many Thanks to the visionary ladies of the Curly Girl Collective for their dynamic work in putting a grand production and gathering of such magnitude together, as well as the opportunity to document this year's festivities on their behalf.

Scroll down for a sneak peek into this past Saturday's main event festivities. To view the gallery in full and to purchase prints, click the link HERE.

Be sure to tag the @curlygirlcollective, @kolinmendezphoto + #kolinmendezphotography in your posts on Instagram!

RECAP: AFROPUNK 2017: DAY 2 - August 27th, 2017

This weekend in Brooklyn was highlighted by the annual AfroPunk Festival, where hundreds of thousands of folks made their pilgrimage to Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park to partake in the culture and celebration of Black people across various art forms and disciplines. Through music, fashion, art and activism among others, this weekend continues the ever-powerful tradition of bringing people together to celebrate the journey of life that we are all on.

Scroll down for a sneak peek into this Sunday's main event festivities. To view the gallery in full and to purchase prints, click the link HERE.

Be sure to tag @kolinmendezphoto + #kolinmendezphotography on Instagram!

Recap: AFROPUNK: DAY 2 - August 27th, 2017:

Recap: J. COLE - 4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY TOUR - August 20th, 2017

This past weekend was highlighted by my return to the state of Texas, this time visiting the city of Dallas. I was also in town to connect with the homies from Dreamville and to watch as J. COLE, BAS, Ari Lennox & J.I.D. and guest artist Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals, close out the American leg of their tour. Super dope being able to visit that city as well as witness the growth that the Dreamville camp has gone through the last few years.

Check out photos from last night's show and be sure to check out the artists and their released projects!

Recap: DanceAfrica! Street Portraits - May 27th + 28th, 2017

This past Memorial Day Weekend in Brooklyn was highlighted by the return of the annual DanceAfrica Festival, hosted by the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Well known for their Marquee Performances and Street Bazaar activities displaying stories told of the African Diaspora and characteristics of the Pan-African community, it was a grand time had by all in attendance! It was only fitting to hit the streets, capture the energy, document and engage the community, and immerse fully in the real and true culture of our people.

Scroll down for a sneak peek into this past's weekend's festivities. To view the gallery in full and to purchase prints, click the link here.

Recap: DanceAfrica! Street Portraits - May 27th, 2017:

Recap: DanceAfrica! Street Portraits - May 28th, 2017

To view the gallery in full and to purchase prints, click the link here.