Den-Zell Gilliard is a photographer and documentarian . His primary concentration, which is urban portraiture, offers a unique and tender glimpse into humanity through the lense of black self-expression and self-affirmation. His most notable work, The Odyssey of A Black Boy, is composed of images that provide the audience with the opportunity to instantaneously digest the transitional journey of real people. It is a reflection of life and reality of black boys as they flourish into adulthood.