Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Adama Delphine Fawundu. Crystal Whaley, Mfon, African Art, African Women Photographers, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

First Look: This New Book Celebrates Women Photographers from the African Diaspora | OkayAfrica DIASPORA—The last book that celebrated black women photographers in all their glory was published 31 years ago. For these black women photographers and creators, that’s 31 years too long.

Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora is the inaugural and commemorative book featuring 100 women photographers of African descent across the diaspora. A bi-annual journal will follow suit to represent a collective voice of women photographers of African descent; which will include photographic essays with in-depth interviews and essays that will analyze the work of four to five photographers.

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Adama Delphine Fawundu. Crystal Whaley, Mfon, African Art, African Women Photographers, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Terminus Yeoville

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Adama Delphine Fawundu. Crystal Whaley, Mfon, African Art, African Women Photographers, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Phillis-Kwentoh

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Adama Delphine Fawundu. Crystal Whaley, Mfon, African Art, African Women Photographers, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Emilie-Regnier


Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora is an exclusive and commemorative book launching a bi-annual journal committed to establishing and representing a collective voice of women photographers of African descent. The inaugural issue of Mfon will feature 100 women photographers across the Diaspora. This iconic issue will feature 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 will include conversations and 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 work. (GoFundMe)