Click Read More/Comment for additional pictures. On December 8th Nikisha and I attended the opening reception of the highly anticipated Neekid Blk Gurls exhibit held at the Rush Gallery in New York. Curated by Danny Simmons, abstract painter and co- founder of the amazing Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation http://www.rushphilanthropic.org/ , Neekid Blk Gurls is all about the beautiful Black female form shown in an artistically au natural state. The exhibit showcased the work of well- known photographers to photographers you will want to get to know but either way this was a collective group of beauty, electivity, innovation and talent highlighted in its rawest form.

In case you still have not had a chance to see Neekid Blk Gurls you still have plenty of time to view the exhibit which will be showcased until January 27th, 2012 but till then, here is a behind the scenes look at the opening reception. 

 

Neekid Blk Gurls Exhibit

 

Quazi King http://quazimottoonwax.tumblr.com/

Ingrid Baars http://ingridbaars.com/

John Henderson

Dexter Jones http://www.sirrealphotography.com/

Alaric Campbell http://alaricphoto.com/

Saddi Khali http://www.saddikhaliphoto.com/

MahlOt Sansosa

 Zoraida Lopez http://www.zoraidalopez.com/

Radcliffe Roye http://www.royephotography.com/

Baron Claiborne http://www.barronclaiborne.com/

Delpine Faundu-Buford http://www.delphinefawundu.com/

Sean Antherly

Stan Squirewell

Gunter Knop http://www.guenterknop.com/

 

Attendees

Photographer Quazi King

Sosena Solomon http://www.sosena.com/

Photographer MahlOt Sansosa

Photographer Dexter Jones with fiancée Terry Lovette

Urban Bush Babe Interviewee singer, Isadora Mendez http://urbanbushbabes.com/?p=5713

Isadora with Fiancée Jazz trumpeter composer and producer, Christian Scott http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Scott

Samantha Smikle of O.M.O Writes http://www.omowrites.com/

 Urban Bush Babe Interviewee Ruqayyah Al-Baari http://urbanbushbabes.com/?p=10721

The Dancer who was photographed for this incredible piece