Johnnie Ray Kornegay III (aka Jay Ray) is the Creative Director for CNP (Counter Narrative Project). In addition, he is co-host and producer of the podcast Queue Points, a visual podcast where he and his co-host, DJ Sir Daniel, inform and celebrate Black Music creatives through meaningful dialogue.
He is a photographer, creative consultant and social commentator whose work is centered around a commitment to telling full and honest stories about communities often ignored.
Johnnie’s work has been featured in WUSSY Magazine, Positively Aware Magazine, Dazed & Confused Magazine and the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Johnnie co-curated, I AM... - Arts, Activism and HIV (an exhibition at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights) and Canvas: Art, HIV, & The Black LGBTQ Community. He facilitated a discussion with American fine artist, Kia LaBeija at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and delivered a keynote address about the work of Marlon Riggs at Cinema Queer in Stockholm, Sweden.
In 2019, Johnnie executive produced his first documentary Outrun the Sky. His photographic works, Birth of a Black Gay King and NAKED, explore the topics of Black queer men and body image.
A member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Johnnie is the recipient of the 2017 Barbara Vick Impact Award for his artistic contributions in response to the impact of HIV in Atlanta. He currently resides in his hometown of Chester, PA.