Black Female Photographers (BFP) is a group of photographers who share knowledge and experiences with fellow women in photography. Our goal is to support more Black female photographers from around the world as we collectively seek to increase our global numbers, improve our craftsmanship, and to be publicly recognized as a source for professional, high quality work.
We represent all types of photography from fine art to photojournalism to consumer/retail. Our membership is composed of the aspiring advanced amateur to the full time professional photographer, providing a network for interaction across all skill levels and genres.
We are community minded and we engage the public through activities and educational initiatives.
While dealing with a severe bout of post-partum depression, a friend loaned Kym Scott a camera. In an instant, she was hooked. In photography, she found renewed vigor and a new vision and passion. She went on to receive a Certificate in Professional Photography from the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts. She and her husband also owned and operated Chimera Gallery for a few years.
As social media took off, Kym found herself on Facebook looking to connect with other Black women in photography. When she could not find what she was looking for, she decided to create a group of her own. She wanted the group to be a place where Black female photographers could offer support and develop strong bonds around their art. Out of the Facebook group grew this organization, Black Female Photographers (BFP). At over 2,000 members strong, this organization is Kym Scott’s crowning achievement in a photography career that spans more than a decade.
Kym Scott lives in New England with her husband and son. She specializes in fine art photography. You can view her work on her Tumblr.