'2017, The ICON MANN Year of Reflection'

Reflection on the seismic trailblazers who have inspired modernity.
Celebration of the men who have unabashedly designed the life of their selection. There is no greater starting position than Mr. Sidney Poitier, whose career and impact we will explore in-depth with a larger form documentary.
Until then, enjoy the behind-the-scenes video above.

 

SALUTE A LEGEND

All things done at ICON MANN are inspired by and led by the men of ICON MANN, so when time came to #SaluteALegend naturally we looked to them. These captures feature some of the extraordinary men participating in this very important homage; actors Wren Brown, Bill Duke, Jay Ellis, Louis Gossett Jr., David Harewood, Aldis Hodge, Terrence Howard, David Oyelowo, Roger Guenveur Smith, Carl Weathers and directors: Anthony Hemingway, John Singleton. Additional participants will be featured in the full-length feature.

Photographs by: Djeneba Aduayom

"There is a pervasive narrative that even now, in 2017, seeks to undermine the necessity, potential, and positive realities of Black men. It is one that has never sat right with me, personally and as part of the ICON MANN collective, because life experience and daily examples set by many great Black men -like you- tell me otherwise. Everyday there is an acute awareness of your grace, integrity, passion, pride, strength of character, and purpose. I am reminded of this each time I think of the legendary Sidney Poitier."