Native Son is an organization founded by Emil Wilbekin to uplift and share the contributions of black gay men. The collection was commissioned by Mr. Wilbekin on the occasion of the 3rd annual awards event and they were created on location at a pop up studio at the Cadillac House in lower Manhattan. The images showcase each subject in a simple yet elegant style.  The soft yet dramatic lighting places the focus squarely on the black gay men who are the subject of the series and aims to capture the essence of each person's individual performance of self.

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