Miller Mobley photographs singer and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss for the cover of Essence’s October issue

Kwaku Alston photographs Oprah Winfrey and actress/singer Renée Elise Goldsberry for the cover of Essence magazine’s April issue

On April 22, HBO will air its movie adaptation of the bestselling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, “the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cervical cancer cells were used without her consent to create the first immortal human cell line, HeLa, in 1951,” as People magazine notes. The movie stars Oprah […]

Kwaku Alston photographs “Love & Hip-Hop” creator Mona Scott-Young for Essence

Kwaku Alston photographs Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay for the cover of Essence magazine


Kwaku Alston photographs Viola Davis and Denzel Washington, who costar in the Oscar-nominated movie “Fences,” for the cover of Essence

Kwaku Alston photographs the President and First Lady for Essence’s October issue

“I was extremely proud and humbled for the opportunity to photograph our President and First Lady,” says Kwaku Alston of his cover shoot with Barack and Michelle Obama for Essence‘s October issue. “Thank you, Essence, for the many years of support and encouragement.”  

Nino Muñoz photographs R&B singer Andra Day for the cover of Essence’s June issue


Nino Muñoz photographs Chris Rock for the March issue of Essence

Essence taps Nino Muñoz to photograph Shonda Rhimes and the Shondaland family for its six-cover October issue

When you’re featuring a TV writer/producer as wildly successful as Shonda Rhimes in your magazine, as well as the dazzling stars of her hit shows—and you’ve got Nino Muñoz as the photographer—why stop at shooting one cover when you can do six? “Essence, along with our sister publications People and Entertainment Weekly, brought together the […]

Melanie Acevedo photographs “Ageless Beauties” for the May issue of Essence magazine