Meet The 2019 Photographer of the Year Nominees

A celebration of the best and brightest creators of color within the fashion space, ESSENCE’s inaugural Best in Black Fashion Awards shines a light on top designers, stylists, photographers, models and insiders who made an impact in 2019. The star-studded roster of honorees and nominees will gather at pre-NY Fashion Week dinner on September 4th.

Celebrating and showcasing Black Beauty, Dana Scruggs, Itaysha Jordan and Nadine Ijewere take it from the lens to editorial print outlets. These three artists, hailing from the South Side of Chicago to the U.K., create soul-stirring portraits that celebrate Black beauty at its best.

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Read more about these standout creatives below and visit ESSENCE Fashion House on September 5th for exclusive runway shows where you can see their collections up close. Stay tuned to find out who takes home the prize!


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