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5 Amazing Black photographers and documentarians you should follow

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Capturing nature is an incredible talent that helps people share outdoor memories and see the beauty around them. This diverse group of Black photographers and documentarians take photos and videos for fun and as a profession. 

1. David Greaves

David's photography is like looking through really good binoculars at the nature around you - without shaky hands! We love how he captures the details like water droplets on the branch near a Cardinal or sunlit leaves underneath a snail.

2. Alexandra Gabrielle

We love how Alexandra's stunning landscape photographs show how the light touches the world and highlights interesting views.

3. Cliford Mervill


We love how Cliford captures people's emotions! You can't help but feel miserable with him in the snow or laugh with his subjects as they grin on their bikes.

4. Faith E. Briggs

Faith E. Briggs is lying on the ground smiling during a 150+ mile run.
Still image from This Land Documentary.
We dig how Faith focuses her work on intimate portraits of people increasing representation in the outdoors, like with films, "Who is a runner?" and "REI Presents: Camp Yoshi."

5. Cherisa Hawkins

We like that Cherisa's photos capture a wide range of subjects, from off-roading to little ones harvesting backyard carrots.

Feature image by Cherisa Hawkins.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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