Black Women Photographers Relief Fund

This week, I've launched Black Women Photographers, a community, a database, and much more. Ahead of the launch, I spoke to some Black women photographers about what they need in this moment. In a sample size of 40 people, 71% have not been hired for any photo work since February. The goal of this fundraiser is to provide a small relief to Black women who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Update:  As of July 9th, I've received 55 requests from Black women photographers across the country and globally. If you're a Black woman photographer in urgent need of relief, please send me an email.

FUND RELIEF BREAK DOWN:

7/11 3 p.m. EST Update:

Total raised online: $10,959.00
Total fees: $392.81
Transaction (2.9% + 0.30) = $392.81
Remaining total: $10,566.19

WHEN/ WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO? 

On July 7th, I dispersed out a range of $100-400 USD to the first round of Black women who requested funds via the form. Check out the hashtag #BWPReliefFund on Twitter to see how and who this relief money is helping. I'm encouraging the women to share online now and throughout this fundraiser. 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? 

I've increased the goal to fundraise for the second #BWPReliefFund round. 

Please don't let the momentum die down. Keep sharing and or donating.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me:

Polly Irungu 

https://www.pollyirungu.com/ 

If you're a Black woman photographer that would like to be added to the database, please email me.

https://www.blackwomenphotographers.com/

Donations

  • Erin Brodwin 
    • $20 
    • 19 hrs
  • Eliza Fox 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Janaya Williams 
    • $100 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $26 
    • 1 d
  • Jeffrey Rousseau 
    • $20 
    • 2 d
See all

Organizer

Polly Irungu 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY
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