VIDEO: New Breakers Gallery Hosts Photo Show Saturday


Duke Givens. Photo by Sander Roscoe Wolff.

Photographer and film maker Duke Givens is once again exhibiting images from his collection of portraits that compare and contrast the lives of people who followed a path of service with those who became involved with gangs.

The exhibition, titled The Power of Choice, is opening this Saturday, February 6, in the new Breakers Gallery, inside the historic Breakers Building, located at 210 East Ocean Boulevard.

The exhibition opens at 6:00PM but, before that, he’s hosting a chess tournament at 11:00AM, which he’ll be using to demonstrate the value of strategic thinking, a theme he explores in Emerald in the Rough, a documentary he’s producing about the importance of fatherhood.

In this brief video interview, Givens also discusses a series of photographs he took of his childhood friend, Snoop Dogg, which will be on display in the EXPO Arts Center on February 5, 6, and 7 as part of “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” a celebration of Black History Month. They’ll also be part of an exhibition at MADE in Long Beach, opening on February 20.


Givens discusses his recent trip to Park City, Utah, as well, where he attended the Sundance Film Festival.

Learn more about this Saturday’s exhibition of the Power of Choice.
Learn more about SNOOP: The Early Years.
Learn more about Emerald In The Rough.

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