Photography: Kenyan-born Polly Irungu on being a black woman photographer

Photography: Kenyan-born Polly Irungu on being a black woman photographer

 

Kenyan named head of Kamala Harris’s photo team

A Kenyan-born photographer has been named the first official photo editor for the office of the US Vice President Kamala Harris.

“Honored and grateful is an understatement,” Polly Irungu tweeted.

Two years ago her work was featured on a Nasdaq billboard in New York’s Times Square as part of Amplifying Black Voice season.

Polly told the BBC in 2020 that she discovered how hard it was for black women in her field to reach employment and recognition.

As a result she founded Black Women Photographers, a database and community of black women photographers around the world.

Watch her story below:

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Video caption: Photography: Kenyan-born Polly Irungu on being a black woman photographer
Editorial Chief, Nigerian Bureau

Kings UBA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. I have reported for major local and international news organisations. I write satire. In 2017, I started contributing stories primarily to Discover Africa News Network. I can be reached on editorkingsuba@gmail.com. I currently manage Discover Africa News social media handles

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