Roosevelt Mansfield

Photographer, dj, and teaching artist

“To be able to be understood and welcomed by the M means everything to me. You put me in front of people I would’ve never had the opportunity to be in front of. Being able to tell my story through my art, how it impacts me, and how I feel it impacts my community is important for people to hear. Especially the underserved and sometimes underappreciated populations that I represent! There are people that needed to hear that art is OK to be used for expression. You don’t have to be the ‘professional,’ you can use what you have to be able to tell a story or to be able to express yourself. The cool thing is throughout this whole process the M made me feel like family and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to work with you all.”

Momentum campaign video produced by Roosevelt