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Dr. Tomayia Colvin has been photographing high school seniors for more than nine years and was a classroom teacher for more than 10 years. She is also the founder of Tomayia Colvin Education, an online photography community created to empower photographers of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and be a safe haven of inclusion and diversity. She’s been an educator on Creative Live, WPPI, Imaging USA, B&H Depth of Field, United hosted by Showit, and a host of others. Dr. Colvin was recently named a Sony Artisan of Imagery.
She has been featured in articles in Professional Photography Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine, ShootProof, Black Enterprise, local newspapers, and radio stations.
Dr. Colvin is also the author of two best-selling children’s books, Mya’s Big Adventures: Career Day and The Adventure of Jaxon Maxwell: Jaxon Saves Christmas.
Additionally, she’s the proud founder and host of The Photo Cookout that celebrates and supports Black photographers and photographers of color.
She’s also the mom of two dynamic little people and was often busy shuffling kids from track practice to karate before COVID. She lives for being the best mom to her children, cupcakes, Dr. Pepper, and making blue jeans, Converse, and t-shirts the new business casual. Her doctoral studies included the study of the success of Black women photographers, educational and organizational leadership, and community advocacy.