David Manigault is an artist, photographer, and filmmaker known for his work that challenges dominant narratives of Black beauty and resilience. Born and raised in Baltimore, Md, Manigault was a talented basketball point guard who developed a keen interest in mass communication during his undergraduate years at Frostburg State University, where he earned his B.A. in Mass Communications.


Throughout his career, Manigault has focused on creating images and films that uplift and empower the Black community. He is particularly interested in exploring themes of black empowerment and self-love, and his work often challenges the ways in which Black people are represented.


One of Manigault's most notable projects “Poet Pride” was center around basketball as Black beauty. Manigault creative work is often inspired by his upbringing in East and West Baltimore. Through this work, he seeks to reclaim and redefine what it means to be beautiful as a person of color, celebrating the unique features and characteristics that are often overlooked.


Today, Manigault has been a visiting artist and a lecturer for youth art empowerment.  Manigault continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in art, photography, and filmmaking, using his creative talents to challenge dominant narratives and create new visions of Black beauty and resilience.