Polly Irungu

Founder, Black Women Photographers
WNYC
      
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Nationality: Nairobi, Kenya
Biography: Multimedia journalist, digital editor, and photographer Polly Irungu is the founder of Black Women Photographers , a community and online database of Black women photographers. Polly is a Digital Content Editor at New York Public Radio (WYNC),... read on
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Black Women Photographers
polly irungu
Jul 20, 2020
Location: Brooklyn
Hi, I am Polly, founder of Black Women Photographers.

Before you explore the site, it should go without saying that I am not the first person to create a platform for Black women and non-binary photographers. I’m so thankful for the many, many people who have been doing the work long before me such as Daniella Zalcman, founder of Women Photograph, Brent Lewis and Andrea Wise, founders of Diversify Photo, Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill, founders of The Everyday Projects and Everyday Africa, Aaron Turner, founder of The Center for Photographers of Color, Jai Lennard, founder of Color Positive, NABJ Visual Taskforce, Authority Collective, and so many more.

All of these people and organizations have supported me in one way or another throughout my journey thus far. And like many of you, I have been inspired by the tireless and thankless work they do to improve our industry.

I’m launching this platform as a way to contribute to their efforts and as a small token of appreciation to all Black women and non-binary photographers worldwide.

With love from Brooklyn, NY,
Polly

she/her

Photo by Mickey Stellavato.

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