Longevity in any industry starts with talent, it’s achieved through hard work and the willingness to progress with that talent. As comedian Aries Spears said, “To sustain longevity, you have to evolve.” Dawoud Bey has been a fixture in the world of photography since he got his first camera at age 15. The 67-year-old photographer is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of his time. The reason he’s been able to have such a great impact is his ability to evolve within his craft. While growth is a very important concept for him to be successful, so is staying grounded and having his work mean something. 

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Wikipedia Edit-a-thons are hosted by schools, archives, museums, and cultural institutions all over the world. The idea is to help increase the voices of LGBTQ, female, people of color, or other marginalized persons as Wiki editors. On March 30th, I attended the Art+Feminism edit-a-thon at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta where people of all backgrounds were invited to learn how to become a Wiki editor, learn the rules of Wikipedia, and create articles about female, non-binary, women of color, etc. artists.

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