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4 Photographers of African Descent to Follow in 2024


Daniella Almona, originally from Nigeria and currently residing in Atlanta, specializes in portrait photography, emphasizing the representation of people of color in both digital and film mediums. Almona finds joy in highlighting the love and beauty within her community, drawing inspiration from human connections, expressions, and the principles of color theory.


Awol Erizku is an artist of multiple disciplines, engaging in photography, sculpture, and video. Renowned for a conceptual style, Erizku draws upon visual cues from both art history and popular culture to delve into themes surrounding race, identity, and representation.


Mark Clennon, situated in Brooklyn, is a photographer delving into themes of identity, representation, and belonging through his work. Collaborating with prominent brands like Nike, Adidas, and Apple, Clennon's photography has graced the pages of esteemed publications such as The New York Times, Vogue, and Harper's Bazaar. His images, commanding and contemplative, frequently showcase black individuals within striking and vibrant environments.


Jide Alakija, originally from Nigeria and now based in London, is a versatile photographer whose portfolio encompasses various genres, from documentary to commercial photography. With a clientele including notable names like Nike, Coca-Cola, and British Airways, Alakija has established a significant presence in the industry. Additionally, he co-founded the Black British Creatives platform, dedicated to promoting and spotlighting the work of Black creatives in the UK.

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