Hey hey! I want to capture your most powerful moments. My name is Amina Symone. I am an aspiring photographer currently servicing the D.C. / Maryland area. I am a journalism and information science double major at the University of Maryland. I began taking photos about four years ago. My first camera was a Canon PowerShot SX520. Once I finished that first photoshoot and witnessed the spell an image can cast on its subject(s) and viewers, I knew photography was something I wanted to fully invest my time in.
Recent challenges to ideas that were so ingrained in our national and global psyches have necessitated a shift in the purpose of my work. As a Black female, I can no longer afford to just take photos for the hell of it. I’d really like to shift my work to focus on giving exposure to Black men and women. I want my work to not only be for us and by us, but also for other people different from us to learn from.