Idris Solomon (he/him) is a visual artist with over 10 years of experience in the marketing, advertising, and entertainment industry.
In parallel, he uses photography to focus on stories that are overlooked within the African American community. He photographs dancers and gymnasts in Harlem, funeral homes in East New York, muralists in Bushwick, Black cowboys in Houston, athletes and eco challenges in Fiji, racing drones in France, and unit stills for television and movies. He also photographs his wife and son.
Solomon is the creative director and host of the Black Shutter Podcast, which gives Black photographers a platform to tell their own stories. Tune in.
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