Polly Irungu

Founder, Black Women Photographers / Based in Brooklyn, New York

Polly Irungu is a Kenyan multimedia journalist and founder of Black Women Photographers. As a self-taught photographer and journalist, Polly’s work has been published in numerous publications, including Adobe’s Create... read on
Focus: Arts & Culture, Founder, Multimedia Journalist
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About
Available in Brooklyn, New York
Focused on Arts & Culture, Founder, Multimedia Journalist
Languages Spoken: English
Years of experience: 3 to 5
HEFAT certification? yes
Polly Irungu is a Kenyan multimedia journalist and founder of Black Women Photographers.

As a self-taught photographer and journalist, Polly’s work has been published in numerous publications, including Adobe’s Create Magazine, The New York Times, NPR, CNN, BBC Africa, Reuters, Global Citizen, Refinery29, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, MEFeater, and others. Polly has spoken on panels for Leica, Photoville, Twitter, NBC News, NABJ, Online News Association, and more.

In 2017, Polly completed a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Polly has lived around the world from Nairobi to Topeka, Kansas to Eugene, Oregon to Washington, D.C., to Little Rock, Arkansas, and ultimately to Brooklyn, New York.

Check out Black Women Photographers here.

Learn more about Polly hereCheck out her alumni profile here.

100 African Women To Know In 2020 — Polly Irungu.

Check out her essay for portraitnoire:
Telling your Own Story—Reclaiming the Narrative

Check out this podcast she produced for The Takeaway:
1619: The Enduring Legacy of Slavery in the United States

Check out her work in Buzzfeed News: 
8 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World

Check out her work for Refinery29: 
New York Fashion Week 2020The Most Eye-Catching Beauty Moments From AfropunkThe Accessories Were The Real Winner Of Afropunk 2019

Check out her work for OkayPlayer:
Five New Yorkers Describe How Michael Bloomberg's Era of Stop-and-Frisk Changed New York City

Check out her work for OkayAfrica: 
Photos: A Night of ‘Cocoa and Color’ at Okay Space for Tony’s Chocolonely and Joshua Kissi’s ‘Reframed’ Exhibition