Polly Irungu Celebrates A Year Of Supporting Black Women Photographers

“I first picked up a camera in Oregon when I was battling depression after moving there from Kansas,” Polly Irungu remembers. “While trying to navigate the world of photography as a Black woman in a predominately white state, I had tried my best to find a community that looked like me that was also trying to navigate this space. I was longing for a community of Black women that I can turn to for advice and inspiration.” When she was an undergraduate at the University of Oregon, she started a Twitter list that would later become the seed for such a community. 

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