We are so pleased to be launching our 5th Photography Annual by Black Female Photographers. A photo competition which celebrates and promotes Black Female Photographers. The winners will be published in our 2019 Annual. This magazine will showcase and promote the works of its members and other Black Female Photographers from around the world. Who: We are looking for photographic images from Black Female Photographers 18 years and older. When: Deadline is May 31, 2019 at 11:59 PST. Selections will be announced on June 6, 2019. Where: Upload images to the online google form. How: Upload up to 6 images with appropriate categorization. Please indicate
Where are you located/based out of? Fredericksburg & Richmond Virginia Where did your inspiration for photography begin?: With the butterflies and ladybugs in my backyard in Florida How would you describe your photography style? Beauty Photography Did you study photography in school or are you self taught? Entirely Self Taught What is a good lesson you have learned this year in photography or your business?: Be innovative and persistent. Think of different more abstract ways to accomplish my goals. Its ok to take a longer route if it gives me access to more information and gives my work a new edge
Where are you located/based out of?: Dallas, Texas Where did your inspiration for photography begin?: After graduating from college and moving to Dallas, I wanted to start capturing the life I was experiencing. I’ve gotten to travel places that I knew my mom and grandmother would possible never visit. I wanted them to have a piece of my experience when looking at my images. I knew I had to learn more about my camera if I was going to do that. Eventually, I realized I also enjoyed telling other people’s stories through my photography. How would you describe your photography style?: I recently came up with 3 words
Cetera Odom-Melonson Where are you located/based out of?: Beaumont, TX Where did your inspiration for photography begin?: I honestly would have to say my mom was my inspiration for photography. Growing up I would always have 3 – 4 film kodak single use cameras in my possession at any given time. My mom would take me to Wal-Greens to get the film developed several times a week and sometimes twice a day to drop off my film and before leaving the store she would buy me another pack of cameras. How would you describe your photography style?: I would describe my photography style as of right now rich,
Where are you located/based out of?: California Where did your inspiration for photography begin?: I initially started shooting sports photography because my son plays high level football. I knew then I was hooked. I quickly went from shooting families to second shooting a wedding, and once I was done I knew I wanted to be a wedding photographer. How would you describe your photography style?: I would describe my style as light & airy rich in color. I take on a very romantic vibe to my work but I also encourage my clients to relax and have some fun. Did you study photography in school
Where are you located/based out of?: Charlotte, North Carolina Where did your inspiration for photography begin?: I’ve always loved photography but never really thought of it as a career. I always treated it as a hobby until I attended a wedding and found myself watching the photographer more than the actual wedding. I just fell in love with it. How would you describe your photography style?: Not sure I have an actual style but I like for my photos to tell a story. I want to be able to see and feel the emotion. That’s my goal every session and to of course have fun.
Photographer Name: Symone SevenLocation: Atlanta, Georgia This year’s black history month I celebrated for the first time as a young black photograpHer; So I did it the best way I knew how: through selfies. My intention with my art during that month was impact. I set out to create images that forces people to stop, acknowledge the present moment, and make a dent on their memory to shape their perspective positively. Like when I did my Nefertiti inspired self portrait, I wanted people to see Nefertiti as black excellence the way she deserves to be rather then the disrespected figure she was on that infamous
Where are you located/based out of?: Phoenix, AZ Where did your inspiration for photography begin?: My inspiration for photography began in childhood. I loved looking through family photo albums, and seeing my relatives in their younger years. How would you describe your photography style?: My photography style is “get it right in camera”. I work very hard on my settings so that my client will see him/herself as they really are. I work to flatter my clients so that they are pleased with the images we’ve created. Did you study photography in school or are you self taught?: I’m self-taught, but I did take a
Photographer: Bethany ErbyLocated in: Italy, soon to be Mc Kinney, TX My session was just quick headshot for a LinkedIn account. I have been studying lighting and posing a lot lately and this was a great time to put that practice into play. I had my main light camera left and a reflector camera right. Using m a 24-70 mm lens I used the lens distortion to my advantage to add to my images. The backdrop was hand painted by me. I enjoyed letting my creativity flow with this shoot as I usually only work with women and babies. Although this was out of my comfort zone
Photographer: Cathy ForemanLocated In: Raleigh, NC Cathy is a concert photographer so she submitted a culmination of images from several live music events. What she submitted is some of her favorite artwork, in recent years. She has either been truly moved by the performance or the artwork helped to truly show the energy and feeling of that moment.