Yes, it’s still Black History Month and I’m now sharing my favorite brothas that I enjoy following their work. These are some of my favorite black male photographers to follow. Many of the brothas listed I have not met in person, but their work speaks for itself. So check em out, give a follow on social media too. This list is not in any particular order.
I’m going to start off with a group of awesome guys that I had the pleasure of meeting about 4 years ago at Shutterfest. For those that don’t know, Shutterfest is a unique conference built around shooting, sharing,
These guys have been great. I don’t talk to some as much as others but the camaraderie and sharing of information is awesome. It’s great when we can come together for a common purpose (we can all win) and not have to compete. Jameel and Darryl have been super awesome in holding me accountable and allowing me to bounce ideas. It’s dope to have brainstorming sessions with friends hundreds of miles away and realizing that you can help each other in the process.
I look forward to connecting with the St. Louis portion of the crew soon. Mikey as we call him (Christopher Mikals) and Troy are pretty cool dudes and have great ideas and business minds. We just need to get a date on the calendar for an epic collab! Stay tuned cause it will be DOPE.
Imaging USA was a thread with the women of color and again it’s a common theme with a few of the guys on my list, Shawn Lee, George DeLoache (A Columbus native, GO BUCKS) and Henry Jones. Back a few years ago When I attended Imaging in Atlanta, I met the coolest dude Shawn Lee (ROCK THAT!). He was super genuine and inclusive, drawing others into the conversation as well. He plays an important role within the PPA helping to broaden the multicultural reach, he’s the CEO of the Multicultural Association of Professional Photographers and
George DeLoache was honored that same year and is an awesome mentor in the community. He is out on the west coast, but genuinely one of the nicest guys ever. He taught a few lessons in the short 20-30 minutes that we talked. This year, I had the pleasure of meeting Henry, a guy I have connected with on social media. Great young guy with passion and energy to make it happen. Look forward to big things from him.
This last set of guys do incredible work. I don’t know any of them
Thanks, fellas for the inspiration and let’s keep making it happen together. I enjoyed supporting my