Visual Artists Rog + Bee Walker Sign With HOUND

Creative studio HOUND has added Rog + Bee Walker to its talent roster. HOUND will represent the duo for movement projects, including commercials, music videos and branded content.

As multi-disciplinary artists based in New York, Rog + Bee produce portraits and create in-depth original visual stories. Crediting their upbringing in immigrant homes with creating the catalyst that inspired their journey as artists, the duo have created a portfolio that is both an expression of their personal stories and a tribute to their communities.

Rog + Bee were asked by the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) to give a visual voice to the oral histories documented in the groundbreaking exhibition The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 2017. This collaboration s focuses on personal stories of lynching to invite honest dialogue about the legacy of racial injustice in the United States. Rog + Bee were also selected to shoot footage for Your Friends in New York for The New York Times, designed to support emerging black designers. The article and images featured designs from the next-generation fashion collaboration Your Friends in New York (YFINY). The portraits featured by Rog + Bee capture the authentic voices and unique style of the rising talent nurtured by YFINY.

Through their creative studio, Paper Monday, Rog + Bee specializes in various forms of visual storytelling, including editorial photography, studio portraiture, filmmaking, commercial and documentary coverage. The duo have worked with an array of celebrities, including Solange, Pharrell Williams and LeBron James. As highly sought-after thought leaders, the duo often take part in speaking engagements, workshops and editorial appearances for commercial brands. Their work has been commissioned by global brands and platforms including Nike, Sony, Google, Vogue, HBO, The New York Times and CNN.

Rog + Bee shared in a joint statement, “We are inspired by the vision of HOUND and are honored to join their multi-faceted roster. There are so many stories to tell and express, and moving imagery gives us a whole new creative outlet. We look forward to collaborating with the team and are excited to explore deeper storytelling in the business realm.

Jamie Miller, EP/partner at HOUND, said: “Rog + Bee manages to connect us to the essence of the person on the other side of the lens. Their images invite the viewer both to bear witness and to participate in a powerful unspoken dialogue, revealing the inner truths of the subject and its story. We are delighted that they have chosen to co-create their next chapter with HOUND.

HOUND is a US and UK based content studio led by Joby Barnhart, Missy Galanida, Isaac Rice and Miller.

Briana R. Cross