Fashion and art, by nature, create opportunities to showcase unique perspectives from people of all backgrounds, and from all walks of life. But in reality, the opportunities given to people of colour in predominantly white-run industries do not measure up with idyllic notions of equal representation. In these times, where Black voices especially are needed and the fight for justice is louder than ever, creating space for a multiverse of talent is essential. Together with INDIE, Katrice Dustin compiled a list of both established and up-and-coming Black photographers in multiple cities to follow, support, and most importantly, hire. To be added, get in touch.
Born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Christian Cassiel is recognised for his intimate natural light portraiture and fashion. He’s had work published in magazines such as i-D, Teeth, Rollacoaster and WONDERLAND. He’s recently been commissioned by author Colin Grant to capture portraits of those from the Windrush generation—Caribbean migrants who were invited to the UK between 1948 and 1971 (pictured).
Henry J. Kamara
Henry J. Kamara is a storyteller, photographer and talented researcher with a degree in English and creative writing. His portfolio includes a mix of portraits, short films, interviews, consumer insight reports and various curation projects such as books and exhibitions. Having already brought his perspective to tell stories with the likes of the Guardian, Nike, Getty and i-D in the UK and abroad, he has set his sights on growing this already impressive pool of clients. He’s driven by his passion to help position the world through alternative lenses and provide people with a means by which to deconstruct stereotypes and discover the truth.