The first of it’s kind, MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora is an exclusive publication committed to establishing and representing a collective voice of women photographers of African descent. The inaugural issue of MFON features over 100 women photographers across the Diaspora with an introduction by Dr. Deborah Willis, MacArthur Fellow and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. It also features essays written by women scholars, journalists and artists. Subsequent issues of MFON will feature photographic essays of four or five photographers with in depth interviews and essays that will contextualize the works.
Being tasked to art direct the inaugural volume of the important body of work was a true honor. Even sweeter, I was able to bring on another young design talent—Carla Johnson.