Welcome to episode 111 of photography insights everybody. Today we are embracing the world as we interview someone from Kenya now living and working in the big apple – New York City. Polly Irungu is a lovely lady who is trying to help others. She is described as a Multimedia journalist, digital editor, and photographer who is responsible for 2 million listeners and social media too. Polly Irungu is the founder of Black Women Photographers, a community and online database of Black women photographers.
It’s been so nice to talk to people from different communities and try and give them a platform to discuss their work. There is no better merit than helping another person shine and that’s Polly. As we discuss this world of competing with a white-dominated world, Polly talks about why change is important.
Polly has had some lovely accolades too, so listen out for them!
In this one we discuss:
- navigating a white-dominated world
- creating a photographers database
- getting past 1stblack person events
- coping with job rejections
- times square for Nasdaq
- moving to America
- languages & schools
- unlocking doors for others
- street photography
- what’s next for social media
- returning to Kenya
Website – https://www.blackwomenphotographers.com/
Polly website – https://www.pollyirungu.com/
Polly Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/pollyirungu/?hl=en
BBC article – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-54745724
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After speaking with Polly she kindly offered to show case a few of her pictures too.
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