The talent pool in Indianapolis is TREMENDOUS! We definitely need to continue to document these amazing events and the outstanding community that supports each effort. We consider it a blessing and a privilege to have had Cheria Caldwell of OwtSpok3nPhotography to be the official photographer of Melanin in May Festival! To see more of her work, you can visit: https://owtspok3nphotography.tumblr.com/… 
 
We were also blessed to have Black Joy expertly captured by additional community photographers and historians, Wildstyle Paschall (All317HipHop) and Simoné Walls (Xival Photography). Please check out all the galleries from the 2022 inaugural celebration below!

Shout out to the “Official Media Correspondent” of Melanin in May Festival, the “vibrant mocha cinderella in yella”, Kelah Thepolishedlady Mckee! She not only was on hand interviewing patrons and vendors and performers; she also put together this dope recap. Much love for all you are and what you bring to each event! Ya’ll better hurr-up and get polished! Yesterday’s price is not tuh-days price.

Melanin in May 2022

2022 Melanin in May Highlight Reel

Shout out to JRELZ Media Group LLC #YaFavoriteFilmMaker for this amazing highlight reel from the Melanin in May Festival! Additional thanks to Circle City ICON by Blaze Sports & Entertainment for the 360 Booth footage!