Photographer: Deanna S Reid Located in: Phoenix Arizona  Here is some background insight on this editorial shoot and what inspired Deanna to create such beautiful work.  Being in the desert I began to feel dry. I was thirsty for culture and a sisterhood that I was used to back east. So I went on a hunt to find dope people of color in Phoenix, Arizona. On my quest, I connected with two of the dopest creatives in Arizona… Makeup artist Jalia Pettis and Natural Hair stylist Vela Davis. Both these women have inspired and encouraged me in my business as a photographer. When we work together,Read More →

My name is Nitashia Johnson and I’m a photographer based in Dallas, Texas. For the last year, I’ve been working on a book about Self Love for Women of Color.  The project was created to combat the harsh stereotypes associated with the black community.  When I started experimenting with the project, I had originally planned only to photograph women with natural hair. As it progressed, I felt that it would be vital to include written content and allow the women to express themselves and give their opinions and experiences on topics such as colorism, self-love, and racism.  I’d like to share with you an excerpt from Tylah’s story:Read More →

Where are you located/based out of? : Houston, Texas Where did your inspiration for photography begin? : I started off with a fashion blog in college and it grew from there. I used my friends as models and did the hair, makeup and styling myself. As the blog began to grow, people slowly started asking me to take their grad photos and take photos for events on campus. It was then that I discovered I could possibly make a living from this! How would you describe your photography style? : I would describe my style as capturing the Beauty of People and Diversity with aRead More →

My name is Angela Miller, I am the owner of Angela Lauren Company. This Rose Gold and Navy inspired wedding took place in Houston, Texas at the beautiful Ashton Gardens North venue. The gorgeous bride, Tryphena, was stunning with her jeweled veil that had a touch of vintage and the bridesmaids lit up the room with the sparkle in their classic sequins dresses. There was no dry eye in the house as Robert married his beautiful bride! www.angelalauren.coRead More →

Where are you located/based out of? : Washington DC Where did your inspiration for photography begin? : My inspiration for photography began in the dark room. Before the age of digital cameras, I took a photography class and fell in love with the quiet and artistic vibe in the dark room. I hadn’t thought of this until now but it for sure was the peace I found in manually processing images that propelled me into photography. How would you describe your photography style? : When I started, my style was airy and soft. I’m not sure I’ve completely settled on my style, but lately I gravitate toRead More →

Nikki Lee – Membership Coordinator I’m excited to announce the Black Female Photographs new Membership Coordinator -Ninotchka (Nikki) Lee! Nikki is a Lifestyle, Senior, and Wedding Photographer with no limitations within other areas. Her love for photography started early on in childhood, she had a fascination with taking pictures, that, being in front and behind the camera. She studied photojournalism from middle thoughout high school, and from there her passion for photography grew massively.  Learn more about Nikki by visiting her website. IMNLEEPHOTOGRAPHY We’re excited to have her in this new role! -Kariba JackRead More →

  The Vision Conference 2017 was such a success and major milestone for Black Female Photographers worldwide! I’m excited for us as a group to grow and with that growth I want to announce Lineka Michelle as the Vision Conference Chair for 2018. Her efforts along with the amazing planning committee did a wonderful job on the 1st Annual Vision Conference. She will be building her planning committee team and working with that team to execute the 2nd Annual Vision Conference! Learn more about Lineka by visiting her website. MICHELLE LINEKA PHOTOGRAPHY. -KaribaRead More →

St .Joseph

Documentary photographer Monica Hendricks is an artist with great interest in themes of identity, particularly within the African-American community. She also examines subcultures, counter-cultures, and various social issues. This photo essay provides a glimpse into her work. View in Lightbox by clicking any of the images. In January 2010, when I began my project on the historic cemeteries of Shreveport, Louisiana, I was curious. I wanted to know more about these sacred spaces I saw located throughout the city. I began researching, thinking that, by examining the way the deceased are cared for by the living, I could learn more about local society as aRead More →

The DAWA Project

Washington based photographer Kariba Jack was concerned about cuts to arts funding. She was inspired to start a not-for-profit to support arts education for children.  Here we present a brief Q&A with Ms. Jack as she explains all about the DAWA Project. BFP: What is the DAWA Project? KJ: The DAWA Project is a non-profit organization that aims to empower our young people and help teach the values of self-worth, honesty, confidence, artistic ability, and compassion while supporting community involvement. DAWA stands for Developing Artistic Women’s Awareness. We are currently based in Washington State but we have plans to expand nationally. BFP: What inspired youRead More →