Polly Irungu

@pollyirungu @pollyirungu

Polly Irungu is a multimedia journalist and the founder of Black Women Photographers, a global community and directory of 1000+ Black women and non-binary photographers, and most recently, served as a digital editor at New York Public Radio (WNYC). As a self-taught photographer, writer, and founder, Polly’s work has been published in numerous publications, including Adobe’s Create Magazine, The New York Times, Reuters, Global Citizen, NPR, BBC News, MEFeater, Refinery29, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, CNN, and others. In 2017, Polly completed a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Polly has lived around the world from Nairobi to Topeka, Kansas to Eugene, Oregon to Washington, D.C., to Little Rock, Arkansas, and ultimately to Brooklyn, New York. Currently, Polly is a part of Twitter and LinkedIn’s Creator programs, a teacher at the International Center of Photography, and one of 20 journalism innovators a part of CUNY’s entrepreneurship program this year.

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