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History

Blvk Shots (formerly known as EdiBlvk) is an idea born from the travels and moments of its founder Jacorry Lewis. Originating in 2016 as a documentary platform, Blvk Shots has journeyed throughout the eastern United States journaling events such as AfroPunk in Brooklyn, New York, the opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C., and the Black Is movement in Orlando, Florida.

 

After traveling through London (and Leicester), England in 2018 documenting the realities reflected by the differences in socioeconomic status, our founder decided to expand toward the interpersonalities of individual people. Many of the world's brightest up-and-coming minds have been featured, such as Markus Peoples, a mechanical engineer born in Alaska who has started his own art movement in Ohio; Jarumi Bonner, a computer engineer who has founded his own christian fellowship and website company; Ariel Collier, a curator at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies; Stefanie Campbell, a master's student at the University of Central Florida who has started her own organization for local artists of color as well as a successful candle business; Johnna Gracik, a master's student at Florida State University who field organized for Stephanie Murphy, Congressional District 7; Dee Romimora, a royal woman of Nigeria who is a leader in Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity, Inc., and more.

Our photographs have also been featured in the The Gainesville Sun, a local newspaper, Biculturally, a journalism organization and activism network for bicultural communities, and on Medium. Click each article to view our unique works. 

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Today, Blvk Shots has evolved into a company with its roots in the Central Florida area. Our mission of capturing the candidness and raw nature of people from all walks of life, including substantial moments such as the Protests of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the travels of our founder and staff continues. We experiment with our endeavors and believe in the art of trying anything at least once because we welcome the opportunity for adventurous photographs and the vulnerable truths within them.

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"Make the most of your moments and they soon will become a movement."

- Jacorry K. Lewis