Black Female Photographers

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Black Female Photographers (BFP) is an online organization that uses media to unite black women photographers around the world.[1] The organization has over 2,000 members and was founded in 2008.[2]

BFP also hosts[3] a yearly Vision Conference to provide resources for their members.[4][5][6] The 2017 Vision Conference was in Dallas, Texas. The 2018 Vision Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, featured Rhea Whitney, Ty Pentecost, Ashley Canay, Jazzella McKeel, Trunetta Atwater, Mary Brown, Nicole Mondestin, Toni Shaw, and Joyanne Panton as speakers. The 2019 Vision Conference in Seattle, Washington, will host Joshua and Karris Farris, Trunetta Atwater, Chanel N. Wells-Henderson, Sabrina Hendley, Sammetria L. Goodson, and Victoria Delgado as speakers.

Founder[edit]

Kym Scott founded Black Female Photographers. Scott specializes in fine-art photography[7] and received a Certificate in Professional Photography from the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University. BFP emerged when Scott created a Facebook group to try to unite black women photographers and the page took off in popularity.[8] She lives in New England with her husband.[9]

Featured members[edit]

Some featured members of this group include Jendayi Jackson, Tiffany King, Anesha Collins, Lajoy Cox, Janina Wiggins, Tina Strickland, Charmekia Bias, Tyrenda Pentecost, Cetera Odom-Melonson, Tyson Pough, and Taylor Brumfield, all of whom are black female photographers.[10]

Resources[edit]

  1. ^ "Digital Photography Groups Bring Women of Color Into Focus". Bitch Media. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Queens Behind the Camera". thehilltoponline.com. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "Meet Tiffany King of Tiffany Couture Photography in Sugarland – Voyage Houston Magazine | Houston City Guide". Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "Tickets | Atlanta GA | Vision Conference". Black Female Photographer | Atlanta GA | Vision Conference. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Black Female Photographers 2017 Vision Conference | Bitch Media". www.bitchmedia.org. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "Check out BLACK FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHERS Presents VISION CONFERENCE at Addison Conference Centre on Oct 15, 2017". Eventful. Archived from the original on July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  7. ^ "Kym Scott". kymscottphotography.tumblr.com. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  8. ^ "Black women photographers have their day". accessatlanta. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  9. ^ "Tomayia | Woman Crush Wednesday: Kym Scott Black Female Photographers". tomayia-colvin-education.teachable.com. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  10. ^ "Photographer Spotlight". Retrieved May 5, 2019.