Friday, October 26, 2012

Tribute: Marlene Hawthrone

Earlier this week, my friend Marlene Hawthrone passed away. She was a beautiful artistic talent, radiant person, and hard worker. She brought inspiration to all the artists around her. My thoughts are with her friends and family. I wanted to take this time to create a tribute to her work, which was full and touching in emotional and cultural intensity. 

Marlene's fine art work can be found through the Arnika Dawkins Gallery (, where she recently had a show of her work titled "Latent Associations." Also, through her website:

Marlene Hawthrone was born in Annapolis, Maryland and grew up between Colorado and the Washington D.C. area. She obtained her BS in Psychology from Howard University and is working toward her MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta.

Her photojournalistic style was honed as photographer and editor at the Hilltop Newspaper in Washington DC. She was also the primary photographer for the National Council of La Raza, where she documented its work towards civil rights and advocacy for Latinos in the United States.

Thank you Marlene for your amazing contributions to the world. 

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