In many ways, 2020 has been a manifestation of the phrase “just keep shooting.” Though self-doubt and imposter syndrome intimidated the best of us, Black Women Photographers celebrates the photographers who found introspection amidst the chaos of the pandemic.
As we continue to fulfill our promise of documenting these women changing the face of the media across the globe, here is a non-exhaustive directory of photographers who inspired us to pick up our cameras. From the photojournalists who documented the Black Lives Matter and #EndSars protests to the photographers who challenged the fashion industries during the Vogue cover challenges. Through…
Read the full piece by Laura Beltrán Villamizar on NPR here.
Photographer Polly Irungu wanted to find a way to spotlight and support Black women photographers — so she created a community and database to do just that.
Her site, Black Women Photographers, is a forum where members can celebrate each other’s work. It’s also a platform both to elevate the work of Black women in the photo and documentary industry as well as to help financially support photographers whose livelihoods have been affected by the pandemic. …
“Search for what is good and strong and beautiful in your society and elaborate from there. Push outward. Always create from what you already have. Then you will know what to do.” — Michel Foucault.
Faith Couch’s journey as one of the artist’s shaping Baltimore burgeoning art scenes began with a fated rude awakening. Nurtured by her father’s good judgement, she recalls a priceless life lesson he delivered to her. “Growing up, my father told me that the best don’t always get to play.” …
Nasdaq is proud to celebrate Black History Month by extending its digital series, Amplifying Black Voices, a multimedia retrospective featuring works of art and photography documenting Black life.
We recently spoke with Idara Ekpoh, a first-generation Nigerian-American woman, portrait photographer and all-around visual storyteller currently based in Phoenix, Arizona. Soon after pursuing photography in 2016, the mission of her photography was to create art that is going to celebrate and amplify Black voices. She is currently working on an ongoing project, “Self Portrait Sunday,” which captures her personal narrative. …
Black existence today is history in the making.
That’s why #BlackLivesMatter.
That’s why #BlackJoyMatters.
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January 2021 marks our six-month anniversary. Here are some of the things we have been able to achieve during this time. In no particular order:
Before Gabriella Agnotti Jones was Artsy’s 20 rising woman photojournalists to watch, she was an ambitious young photographer eager to take up space in the predominantly white photojournalism world. Since taking that leap of faith, her journey into the field has propelled her to internships at The New York Times, Tampa Bay Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal which secured her place as a former staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times. Gabriella shares that her experiences have challenged a moral reckoning within her. …
INTERVIEW: Abrielle Williams Talks with Black Women Photographers
In today’s digitized era, the symbiotic relationship between music and photography are mutually dependent. Abrielle Williams is a music and events photographer interested in sparking conversation and merging the two disciplines through her photography.
Her portfolio is both illuminating and arresting, creating an atmosphere that propels viewers onto the cinematic journey of live concerts through their screens. …
Spotlighting Black joy, seen through the eyes of Black women photographers.
In alignment with VSCO’s Black Joy Matters campaign, Black Women Photographers collaborated with VSCO to amplify the voices of our collective.
Now more than ever, it is important to create moments of joy in our everyday lives. We asked some members of our community why #BlackJoyMatters to them, and how they create moments of joy.
Here’s what they had to say: