With hard work and dedication Baltimore native, Chester Algernal has garnered success in his personal and professional life after moving to New York City in 2012. He currently serves as producer for “Docs Pier Kids by Elegance Bratton,” and “No Fats, No Femmes,” by J.T. Lewis.
Stories this photo appears in:
“When I lived in Baltimore I would leave the house at midnight and walk around the city and take in its true energy. I would walk around Neighborhoods [that] people would consider unsafe and safe learning the streets and the people,” he said. “Baltimore helped me to make the decision [to] get on the bus with eight trash bags full of clothes and books, and take a leap of faith onto a path I couldn’t see but an inner voice that was loud and determined to win against all odds.”