Photographer sits atop a rock

14 Black Photographers You Need to Follow Right Now

To celebrate Black History Month, we’ve compiled a list of 14 black photographers worth following on Instagram. From documenting haute couture to everyday street photography, these photographers will improve the quality of your Instagram feed.

Cover of TIME magazine in 2015

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.

Cover of a music artist's album

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).

Veteran stands in doorway

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.

Woman stands in desert

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.

Three women stand together

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.

Dancer at concert jumps

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.

Woman putting on makeup in mirror

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.

Dana Scruggs (@danascruggs)

Follow Dana Scruggs and you'll see a lot of big names appear on your feed – she's captured everyone from Stacey Abrams, Mariah Carey, Megan Thee Stallion, and more!

Melissa Alcena (@melalcena)

Scroll through Melissa Alcena's feed and you'll see a lot of joy and smiles. Her portraits are full of rich and deep colors, connecting you with her subjects.

Renell Medrano (@renellaice)

Shooting for GQ, Vogue, Paper magazine, and more, Renell's work typically features intriguing and artful set designs.


Andre D. Wagner (@photodre)

Shooting mostly in black and white, Andre's feed appears timeless – featuring breathtaking self-portraits and intimate views of the New York City streets around him.

Have any favorite photographers that we missed? Let us know in the comments!

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