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"Born in New York, Shaquille Dunbar is a photographer and owner of T.O.D Photography. T.O.D (The Optimist Dreamer) Photography was started with the belief that all dreams can come true through optimism and hard work. Photography is a huge part of his life because it allows him to create stories through a different medium and capture the essence of each individual in ways they may not perceive themselves. Since graduating from Binghamton University with a Psychology degree, Shaquille Dunbar moved to New Orleans where he immediately gravitated toward portraits, events, commercial and editorial photography. Over the course of the last two-year, he has been the main photographer of the Vice Magazine, Jazz & Heritage Festival and several events surrounding Essence Festival. He continues to take on different assignments and grow in his art form. "