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RESOURCES

Want to hire a Black creative for your next adventure film? Looking for a Black climbing community in your area? Or just trying to get started climbing and looking for a supportive climbing gym? Here is a list of resources to get your melanated climbing journey started. 

CREATIVES

Below is a list of creatives we have either worked with or value their work. When seeking filmmakers and photographers for your next project, we encourage you to source from our list. 

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Photographer | Filmmaker

KAYLN JACOBS

Kayln is a cinematographer based in Brooklyn and she joined the inaugural Blk Out Creative team in 2022.

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  • Vimeo
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Photographer | Creative Director

L. Renee Blount

L is a creative strategist, adventurer, and storyteller. She works in innovation and storytelling to illuminate untold stories and to rethink the future.

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  • LinkedIn
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Photographer | Filmmaker

trevor riley

Trevor is a New York City based photographer who focused on developing climbing content & portraiture. His films and stories capture a refreshing view of the sport of climbing.

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Photographer | Filmmaker

CHAD BROWN

Chad Brown is an accomplished documentary-adventure photographer, filmmaker, and conservationist.

  • Instagram
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Photographer

KEONI TOMAN

Keoni is a photographer with a diverse skillset. He joined the Blk Out Creative team in 2023 and focuses on portrait & architectural work.

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  • Behance
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Photographer | Filmmaker | Storyteller

malik " tha martian" martin

Malik's storytelling and photography is raw to the core and gives an honest essence of the Black outdoor experience. 

  • Instagram
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Director | Cinematographer

marie-louise Nkashama

Marie-Louise is an athlete and storyteller whose projects tend to explore questions regarding identity and the pursuit of individuality.

  • Instagram
  • Vimeo
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Photographer | Cinematographer | Storyteller

BRANDON ELLIS

Brandon Ellis is a Creative Storyteller & Strategist based in Washington, DC. with over 10 years of experience.

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COMMUNITIES

Here are a few of our favorite Black climbing communities in the U.S. and U.K.

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CLMBXR

Clmbxr is a London-based company dedicated to nurturing diversity within climbing, ensuring that every voice is heard and every hand is extended in support. They host bi-weekly climbing sessions at VauxEast and Yonder. 

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ONYX RISING CREW

Onyx Rising Crew is based on the southside of Chicago, IL and creates a space for Black folks of all genders and levels to experience rock climbing. All necessary equipment is provided during select scheduled events.

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BLACK ROCK COLLECTIVE

Black Rock is a climbing collective for Black, African American, and African communities of the Bay Area. They regularly host climb nights at various Touchstone climbing gyms.

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HOUSTON BLACK CLIMBERS united

Houston Black Climbers United is a network meant to provide a safe space for black climbers in Houston, TX. They host regular climb nights at Momentum climbing gym.

04

SOUL TRAK OUTDOORS

Soul Trak Outdoors is a D.C.-based non-profit organization that connects communities of color to outdoor spaces while also building a coalition of diverse outdoor leaders.  They regularly host indoor & outdoor climbing events for youth and adults.

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BLACK GIRLS CLIMB

Black Girls Climb in a London-based group who provides a safe space for Black women + folx from all walks of life to explore bouldering. They host regular social sessions at various gyms throughout London.

RECURSOS

Aquí hay una lista de recursos que lo ayudarán en su viaje de búlder. Estos recursos incluyen riscos de búlder, gimnasios de escalada en interiores y una lista de organizaciones comunitarias en los Estados Unidos que apoyan a BIPOC (negros, indígenas, personas de color) y / o mujeres en la escalada en roca.

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