On view from January 27, 2015 through February 3, 2015
The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce will unveil a series of portraits from its #IAMBLACKAUSTIN multimedia campaign that features African Americans living in Austin who have contributed to creating a new narrative for African American identity in Travis County. This photo exhibition will serve as a visual presentation of new African American faces as well as historic figures who have helped shape the greater Austin eclectic community.
The mission for this campaign is to help market, promote and capture the black experience in Austin leading to increased tourism, professional retention and celebration of a diverse range of African Americans in Austin.
The #IAMBLACKAUSTIN campaign will integrate substantial social media engagement to help stimulate visibility and engagement within Austin’s eclectic community. The campaign is specifically designed to connect with 25 – 45 year olds who are moving to and leaving Austin by giving them a sense of relevancy and connection to the broader Austin community. It will include individuals from a range of industries (art, film, technology, law, civic leadership, business) and life situations (single, married couples with children) as well as geographical locations within and around the City of Austin.
The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce will open the #IAMBLACKAUSTIN Modern Black Portrait Exhibit at Austin City Hall. Images will be on display from Tuesday, January 27, 2015 through Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Portraits in this unveiling will include City Manager Marc Ott, Deputy City Manager Michael McDonald, Chantell Moody, DJ Hella Yella, Ebony Stewart and more.
#IAMBLACKAUSTIN is made possible by the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, which promotes development of African-American businesses and the expansion of the Greater Austin business community by providing resources, technical assistance, and leadership on policy issues that enhance economic growth and by promoting convention and tourism.
For more information:
Creative Project Manager, Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce