From The Editor:

Hello everyone! My name is Tora Carter. I am the editor and creator of the Black Female Photographers photo annual. I wanted to let you all know that we will be having a few changes to the photo annual this year. We will be extending the deadline to July 22, 2016. We are thankful and love all the entries we have received so far. As of now, you are not “required” to have a professional website, so please don’t let that stop you. Please submit your images. 

Due to recent events we have decided to dedicate this issue to ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬. We will add a section to the magazine and we need your images interpreting what this means to you, followed by a short story. 

Since this is an additional section, you are more than welcome to submit images to both: the categories posted on website, as well as images for the #BlackLivesMatter section. That way you will have multiple images published. 

Thank you so much! I look forward to us creating another amazing photo annual this year.



It’s that time again! We are so pleased to be launching our fourth annual photography publication Black Female Photographers Photography Annual 2016!  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 July 8th at 11:59 EST. Selections will be announced on July 22nd.

Where: Send images with appropriate format to

How many: Up to 6 images with appropriate categorization


  • RGB, jpg max of 1024 x 768 pixels @ 72dpi. If your image has been selected you will be required to resend selected images at a higher resolution
  • File naming: LastName_FirstName_FileSequence (i.e. 1, 2, 3, etc.)
  • The title of each work and category (see below)
  • Artist Statement of 150 words or less
  • Professional website
  • Contact email address
  • No watermarks please


  • fashion/editorial
  • child portrait
  • adult portrait
  • landscape/nature
  • pet/animal/insect
  • wedding
  • food
  • photojournalism
  • architecture
  • fine and digital art

There’s no risk to enter! All photographers retain their copyright. Winning work will be published in the printed and digital magazine, as well as in promotion related to the contest.

Check out last year’s annual:

By Black Female Photographers

68 pages, published 9/9/2015

Black Female Photographers is a group of aspiring and professional photographers who share knowledge and experiences with fellow women in photography. Our goal is to increase support of more Black Female Photographers around the world. This is our third published collection of photographs from a public open call by the group. All images were taken by BFP members.

The finished annual will be published and on sale the first week of September to coincide with National Black Female Photographers Day on September 10, 2016. 

Proceeds go back to BFP for group maintenance.

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