: Honoring Nelson Mandela
- Calvin Royal III (American Ballet Theatre)
"Where you stand depends on where you sit." ~Nelson Mandela
Honoring the legacy of Nelson Mandela in a hundred day countdown toward the 100th anniversary of his birth (July 18, 2018), The Black Iris Project presents, “100 FISTS”, a photo series documenting 100 Black dancers around New York City of varying ages, techniques, and stages of their careers. This work, a collaboration between choreographer Jeremy McQueen and photographer Melika Dez, pays homage to the courageous strength and achievements of MADIBA, a freedom fighter and trailblazer in Black political organizing.
Produced by The Black Iris Project/Jeremy McQueen
Photography by Melika Dez