To celebrate Black History Month, we’ve compiled a list of seven black photographers worth following on Instagram. From documenting haute couture to everyday street photography, these nine photographers will improve the quality of your Instagram feed.
Devin Allen (@bydvnlln)
Baltimore-born photographer Devin Allen catapulted into fame for his photo of the Baltimore unrest that was featured on the cover of TIME (above). Shooting primarily in black and white, Allen’s photographs show a seldom-seen side of Baltimore City.
Adrienne Raquel (@adrienneraquel)
She may be based in New York City, but Adrienne Raquel’s photographs tout dreamy California vibes. Her vibrant and playful work has been seen in Refinery29, ELLE, and for artists such as Justine Skye (above).
Michael A. McCoy (@michaelamccoyphotography)
As a two-time Iraqi War veteran, Michael A. McCoy doesn’t shy away from capturing current events. His portraits of vets, like the one above, are intimate portraits that everyone should see.
Denisse Benitez (@chasingdenisse)
Living in sunny Phoenix means there a lot of colorful shots in Denisse Benitez’s feed – and a lot of envy from those of us currently snowed in.
Deun Ivory (@deunivory)
There’s a lot of beauty to behold with Deun Ivory’s photography. Plus, her muted style allows for a special intimacy with her subjects.
Greg Noire (@gregnoire)
You’re bound to recognize quite a few faces on Greg Noire’s feed – he’s photographed everyone from Chance the Rapper to the New York Knicks.
Ray Neutron (@rayneutron)
It’s a treat getting to see life through Ray Neutron’s eyes as photographing for Apple, Jack White, VSCO, Hypebeast, and more takes him some pretty interesting places.
Idara Ekpoh (@ohyeahitsidy)
Idara Ekpoh’s ‘gram is full of rich, colorful portraits of the people in Phoenix, Arizona.
Tatyanna Brown (@tatyannachamere)
Based in Atlanta, Tatyanna Brown focuses on portrait and branding photography and uses her talents as stylist in every single shoot.
Texas Isaiah (@kingtexas)
Close, intimate portraits are Texas Isaiah’s specialty – you’ll feel the authenticity and vulnerability pouring off his subjects as you scroll through his feed.
Have any favorite photographers that we missed? Let us know in the comments!