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A Chocolate Lens

Directors

Gabriel Veras

Producers

Ugne Buivydaite

Editors

Gabriel Veras

Cinematographers

Gabriel Veras

How do you take a still picture and tell a whole story? A Chocolate Lens chronicles Steven Cummings’s photographic journey through a disappearing Black Washington. His approach is simple: use the camera lens to find the power amidst the storm. His images are a love letter to Black people across America.

Gabriel Veras

Director, A Chocolate Lens

Gabriel Veras, a Dominican-American filmmaker hails from Houston, Texas, but now lives in Washington DC. Gabe graduated with a BA in Film from Columbia College in Chicago. He went on to work for several high profile editorial and design studios and has produced promo and branded docu style material for Lady Gaga, Madonna, Enrique Igelisias, UFC, Metro PCS, Corn Nuts, Redbull, National Geographic and Fox Networks. He has serval documentaries in the pre-production.