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>> this week on our world with blam enterprise. we take our picture with our photographer. you look at women in sports and how things have changed over the years and finally, one man makes it his mission to save our daughter. that's what's going on in our world. [ male announcer there are some moments you spend your life preparing for. not to prove them wrong, but yourself right. so you work harder. drive stronger. and before you know it, you didn't just beat the game... who is that?
>> welcome back to our world with black enterprise. i'm here with celebrity photographer. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> you are the ho theest photographer in the country right now. how does that feel? >> to be in the same frame, but i think to me it's working. >> this is a normal office. coming through your office,
jessica alba and yoko ono. you had a long list of people. how did you get started with this? >> i started nights. high school. for my mother it's not a career. everybody got a camera. she said well everybody gets the cell phone. i walked into the classroom in ninth grade and i know that's what i want to do for the rest of my life. i walk into the class. >> picked up the camera. >> that was it. instandpointly. we went to paris doing the collections and started. started the collect for a few years and i feel like wow, there is no room to grow and covering the show back stage and okay. focus. >> for you focusing meant going from covering the shows to becoming the celebrity photographer we know now. >> i work hard.
i feel good about it. i always want to push myself to be better and do more. my goal is to move forward and create work that my kids to be crowd of. >> some people think photography is about getting up and snapping the pitcher. you put a lot of time and manager into making it a craft. >> you have to. it's your job and your career. have to put your time in and you have to move along with time and technology and you have to do a lot of research. not just work for the photo shoot, but you have to do your homework and have a conversation with the subject and find out what they want to do and give in to so many ideas. you don't want to show up unprepared. you have to be prepared. my thing is do my own work and get prepared and go to the shoot comfortably and do the best i can. >> not only have you done
magazines, but you put your foot in the music industry too. >> the collaboration was the whole album cover. it was amazing. >> crack the album cover. classic. >> the next classic, there so many. >> is it different to shoot music artists than models? >> i big difference. the artists, you try to capture something that is original to them. you can get anything you want to do. you do the big one. to me it's like people. it's just different. what happens to a musician is what gets paid. >> who are your favorite people to shoot. who are your favorites some. >> you try to get that. our president mr. barack obama
and first lady michelle are amazing to shoot. >> how did it come about where he asked you to be his photographer? >> it was very humbling. the first lady and mr. obama. it was incredible. the day was magical. it was unbelievable. you should be in the oval office. you take those guys and it's like it was unbelievable. one of the guys i wish my mother was alive to see it. she is watching and very proud. >> when you were nine years old, you kept a keep connection to the country. why is that? >> haiti is like my heart. you know what i mean? for me to renew has to go back to haiti. you have to move ahead in life. i have to do that journey. by doing so, it makes me a
better person and appreciate my and my parents's life a lot more. it's not easy. >> obviously last year haiti was struck by natural disaster. there was a huge rebuilding effort. you have been at the center of trying to help haiti become strong again. >> well, it's like i said. i can't be on the sideline and watch things go down and not do anything. at the end of the day it's like one of us, we are all hurt. >> to me it's about education. we educate one, we help raise a village. >> that's right. >> that's what i'm all about. >> mark is always in tune. it doesn't matter if you fast forward. we always come back to haiti. >> this movement going on, i see the movement and the people at the center of their life, like everybody else.
so they lend a hand to other brothers and sisters who can't afford to do for themselves. >> who were the biggest influences in terms of photography? >> there was a lot. from bloomingfield to today's genre. those are the guys that has their day and do amazing work. to me they inspire me every day. >> what's in your future? you shot just about everybody imaginable and the world acclaimed and what's the next thing to do? is. >> number one, it know to do what i'm doing. helping people. take amazing pictures and grow as a human being and a photographer and a filmmaker. whatever it is. only god knows. i want to book in haiti.
i started 1997. it's not out yet. i do the work that i'm willing to -- i want to put out as well. there was a lot of books, but mostly i want to keep on shooting and create a strong body of work. >> you already have a strong body of work. it keeps getting bigger and stronger and we appreciate you for it. >> thank you. >> up next, the game changers on sports and the positive impact on women. ♪ ♪ never loved ♪ [ sighs ♪ ♪ have you ever, think ♪ ooohhhh, oh, oohh ♪ ♪ perfect work of art ♪ i knew right from the start ♪ i was sent here for you ♪ we were made to love [ male announcer the all-new 2014 chevrolet impala.
of equal opportunities for women and sports didn't exist, but things have changed. but how much? >> joining me is wendy hilliard, director of go girl go. the founder and executive director of the sports foundation. we are also joined by with, nba player for the new york liberty. so what is the story? when people say 40 years have passed and women now have equality in sports, how do you respond some. >> title nine has been around for 40 years. the opportunities were really not there for girls. it was a big difference for high school or college. in 40 years it has been a huge difference. we don't participate. now it's two out of five. there has been a big change, about you we have a long way to go. >> a lot of people said it was that they department want to. >> exactly. many of the generations in my family, they all talk about how they love to play sports, but
they did not have the opportunity. now moving forward 40 years, i had my opportunity and i know that i wouldn't be able to be a professional athlete on this platform without title nine. >> i was watching the olympics and they said more women brought home medals than men. you think the nation is responding to the suck of women in sports some. >> no doubt. not only were there more women on the u.s. olympic team and they got more medal, but because of title nine, all the team sports like soccer and basketball and historically is done well, but femaleth lites are participating and you saw the results from the olympics. >> you are not getting the love though. we keep talking about the men. why do you think that is? >> where we are in society, from where we came from, we have come a long way. like we said, we still have many steps that need to be taken.
we have a long path ahead of us. you look at things like you guys like playing sports, why don't you get paid equally. that's a big requesty that everyone asks. >> when you look at the money aspe aspect, everyone is not going to make a living out of sports. they are given the opportunity to play and make them aware of these different activities that they can get in high school and college. >> one equal opportunity is getting into the arena and how you represent it when you are in there. do you feel like female athletes are represented properly? >> the media in the women's sports is very, very low. that makes a difference. when you talk about the image and athletes can control their image with twitter and things like that out there. no doubt the press has to come along to get exposure. >> the anna kournikovas of the
world who get represented not for the athletic ability, but they are attractive and they become pin up models other than superstars. does that hurt the sport some. >> when said attractive, when i wanted to be a sports model, we have to be careful when we put them in categories. there looks and anyone can aspire to that point. we can't lose focus on competition. >> you made mention that people are worried about letting girls get into sports and they worry they won't do other girlie things. did you have that challenge growing up? >> of course. especially with the sport of basketball. most of the kids, most of the boys play basketball and football and run track. just playing with the little boys throughout recess, it was like you are the tom boy.
you are the tom boy. i just love sports. i just love what it does for me. >> how can we get the next generation of girls to love the sport and have better access to the sport some. >> two things. we have an incredible generation. i'm from the sport of gymnastics, the first african-american to compete in rhythmic gymnastics. now you have goodbyey douglas who made such an impact on the sport. you want to try different sports. the impact will be so many mothers having their daughters and fathers also when they are raising their daughters and may be a great basketball player and have the same opportunities. understanding what's out there. it's the next generations that have parents that will happen next time. >> they played well and we can't lose sight. we made great strides, the gap is growing between men and women now. at one point, they would close and it's growing. we need to make sure that we
analyze the issue and organize the issue of title nine. that was to initiate. >> title nine was about giving women access to opportunity. are there specific challenges that african-american women and athletes face? >> when you look at any challenge, you can write a law. does it always go into effect? there women. title nine was not just sport, but anything like math and science. many of the sports getting the numbers like roaming, they are not in urban communities. urban youth don't have a chance to pay for sports. we have to make sure that more urban youth get different sports and more diverse because it's much harder to do sports now. >> what do you want to do to raise the stars to be basketball
stars like you. >> having the opportunity and having more female role models out there on a major platform that are doing tremendous things for the youth. one thing i'm involved with was the initiative and we have the sports for health equity. we are using that to bring everyone together. as long as you are given the opportunity, it is endless. when you don't have the opportunity, you don't give yourself a chance. when you don't give yourself a chance, you will miss 100% of the shots you never take. >> absolutely. they have you three as extraordinary role models. thank you so much for spending time with us. and this will be your premium right here. sorry to interrupt, i just want to say, i combined home and auto with state farm, saved 760 bucks. love this guy. okay, does it bother anybody else
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>> it started in 2008 where we had a group of mothers and daughters coming in. >> i have two daughters and we are trying to make sure they are brought up the right way. >> i will learn about my civil rights and liberties. >> my daughters came for the first day and talked about bullying which i can understand from the middle school. >> based on the overwhelming response, they invited celebrities to build the message. >> i department know him when i same down in 2003, but i met with him and he said that he wanted the help and support to get my message across for our program. >> right now to decide the issue, me and my family care a lot about him.
stand up and is stop. >> with the celebritiecelebriti have issues that they want to connect with the youth on. it's great to see the combination of work. >> i'm vocal about the domestic violence because i basically lived it. we have confidence against domestic violence. we will have a powerful voice against this abuse. >> it gives young people a guide to improve self esteem and take the oath to protect their rights. >> it's a bullying campaign which we launched and went to school and the boys and girls clubs to let kids know that it's not cool to be bullied. second initiative we started which of course we were pleszed to have.
it's different artists. >> they shared the message with peers in georgia. >> i lot of people think she is on tv. it's not even like that. we go through the same thing. we are similar in a lot of ways. people look at it as snobby or rich and get eerything they wanted at the right time. they do it struggle. it's like anybody else. it's extremely important forever everyday people. celebrities to speak up and speak out and let it be known. >> the organization's name, saving our daughters, took on a deeper meaning in 2011 when the founder lost a daughter to cancer. >> my wife said i had to go down to daughter's rights hospital.
weigh found out later she was dying of a brain tumor. i guess as a father we try to be strong and our daughter was strong and told my wife she had to be strong for her daddy. >> that pain reignited the mission. >> we all have problems. especially low after i lost my daughter and our family has been through what we have been through, people like that have changed together and said hey, we are here to help you save our daughters and to inspire. looking at the year after and the year after. [ male announcer shaq vs. pain. shaq 1, pain 0.
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