Walk This Way
Featuring: Vikki Tobak, April Walker
Presented byUnited Photo Industries and WalkerWear
Photoville Talks at St.Ann’s Warehouse is produced by United Photo Industries and is supported in partnership by PhotoWings and the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.
Saturday, September 14 | 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Location: St. Ann’s Warehouse
Join Vikki Tobak, author of CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, as she interviews April Walker, lifestyle entrepreneur, author, health/wellness advocate, and creator of one of the first multi-million dollar urban fashion brand, WalkerWear.
April will talk about growing up in Brooklyn, and how it shaped her vision and career, her fashion beginnings during college, and what’s it’s like being one of the only female designers in the urban and streetwear fashion business.
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April Walker is an agile entrepreneur, author, health/wellness enthusiast, and fashion game-changer who inspired the multi-billion dollar streetwear lifestyle. Her brand Walker Wear is one of the first urban fashion brands to garner millions in sales and implement product placement.
April spreads her Walkergems by giving people the tools they need to design the lives they imagine, while uplifting her community in the process. April’s first book, Walkergems, Get You’re A$% Off The Couch, is currently in stores.
Vikki Tobak is the author of “CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History Of Hip-Hop” (Clarkson Potter/Random House, 2018) and curator of the exhibition of the same name at the Annenberg Space for Photography (Spring 2019). She is an author and journalist whose writing has appeared in VIBE, COMPLEX, Mass Appeal, The FADER, PAPER, i-D, The Detroit News, and more.
She is a former producer and columnist for CBS, CNN, Bloomberg News, TechTV, and other leading media organizations. Vikki got her start as a culture editor for PAPER magazine before going on to work at Payday Records/Empire Management, working with groups including Gang Starr, Mos Def, Show and A.G., Jeru, and other hip-hop legends of the Golden Era.
Vikki is the founding curator of FotoDC’s film program, and served as the art commissioner/curator for the Palo Alto Public Art Commission in Silicon Valley. She has lectured about music photography at American University, the Schomburg Center, The Kennedy Center, SXSW, VOLTA NY, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.