Manage episode 345927490 series 2954725
Adewale Agboola is an astounding photographer with many Fortune 500 clients. As a Black man he is in a minority in that profession. Only about 5% of professional photographers are Black. He is also a minority in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. Only about 13% of the population in Portland is Black. But he and his partner, Cyrus Coleman, another successful artist who also lives in Portland, started hatching a plan to create a small art gallery/meeting space aimed at people just like them. Last year, they closed on a 20,000 sf building in downtown Portland, not so small at all, and have some big plans to turn it into a creative hub, catering to BIPOC creatives. They call themselves the Creative Homies.
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