2017 ESSENCE Festival

Lights, Camera, Action! ESSENCE Fest 2017 Celebrity Portraits 

Ava Duvernay

Greg Noire
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
Jul, 01, 2017 12:12 AM UTC

Seriously. ESSENCE Fest 2017 was basically a mecca for Black excellence this year. At the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Mercedes-Benz Superdome and events thoroughout the city, celebrities were out and about hosting events and just enjoying summer in New Orleans. See all the celebrities who came out for this year’s festival, in the portraits below! 

Wayans' birthday is July 23.

Greg Noire