We Are Photographers

Polly Irungu - Celebrating Black Women Photographers



Polly Irungu is a multimedia journalist, digital editor and photographer and is the founder of Black Women Photographers (BWP), a community and online database of Black women and non-binary photographers. Polly is a Digital Content Editor at New York Public Radio (WYNC) for ‘The Takeaway’, a national NPR show with over 2 million listeners. As a photographer, Polly’s work has been published by NPR, The Washington Post, CNN, HuffPost, OkayAfrica. She was named one of Okay Africa’s 100 African Women to Know in 2020. Polly has spoken about social media, branding, podcasting, media diversity, COVID-19, and photojournalism on panels for Twitter, NBC News, and National Association of Black Journalists.In this episode we celebrate the first six months of Black Women Photographers and discuss why Polly created the site and its mission. We kick off BWP x CL: A Conversation Series in honor of Black History Month that will feature Rashida Zagon, Idara Ekpoh, Temi Thomas and Alexis Hunley. We talk about other organization