Ian Harpool to be Recognized at Black wall Street CENTRAL CITY, 9.22.21

Ian Harpool

(BALTIMORE – September 18, 2021) – Join us for our next event, Black Wall Street CENTRAL CITY, on Wed., Sept. 22, 2021 from 6 to 8 pm at 4 S. Central AvenueRSVP to https://BlackwallstreetCentralCity.eventbrite.com.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Michael Haynie of Global Training Centers, LLC.

The event will feature a book signing (“I Am Black Wall Street” by Doni Glover) and the Joe Manns Black Wall Street Awards where we celebrate Black entrepreneurs and professionals as well as the people who support them regardless of race. To date, we’ve honored nearly 1,800 individuals in 12 US cities. The goal is to encourage entrepreneurship in the community.

Honorees include Ian Harpool.

Ian Harpool is a Creative Director and Photographer/Cinematographer, West Baltimore native and proud alumnus of Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy (BDJ), also located in West Baltimore.

Growing up, Harpool’s father, Adrian (an advertising and marketing executive) would bring him along on commercial and photo shoots for notable brands, politicians, and celebrities. Which inspired him toward a career capturing and creating images.
While in high school he saved up and bought his first DSLR Camera. Shortly after, he began photographing his school’s football team. As time passed, he observed the impact that his photography had on the player’s motivation. Thus began a nearly 10-year career of capturing not only moments in time, but the emotion of the people living present in them.
Since then, “Carpe” (His adopted brand) has covered a host of subjects from; Athletes, Musicians, Recording Artists, and Political Figures. He describes his particular style as “Candid Portraiture”, as he aims to convey complex emotions and spark conversation with his visuals. As seen most often through his work, he tends to produce mainly Black & White Images, “Because it helps form a more consistent reflection and connection with that of our ancestors.”
Harpool Draws inspiration from the Black Photographers that have helped to pave the way: the likes of Gordon Parks, Jamel Shabazz as well as Native Baltimoreans: Robert Houston and Devin Allen.