Kwaku Alston shoots key art for the powerful new HBO movie “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” starring Oprah Winfrey

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 Anthony Robles, who became a champion wrestler despite being born with only one leg, for the cover of Experience Life’s March/April issue

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

Kwaku Alston photographs Nora McInerny Purmort for Experience Life’s inspiring November cover story

Kwaku Alston photographed the inspiring writer Nora McInerny Purmort for the cover of Experience Life‘s November issue. Below, an excerpt from the magazine’s feature on her: “It’s a love story for the ages — set in the digital era. Boy meets girl. A few years later, despite not recognizing boy, girl accepts boy’s Facebook friend […]

Kwaku Alston photographs Naomi Campbell, Kendall Jenner, Shaun Ross, and will.i.am for the launch of i.am+ BUTTONS bluetooth earphones

Musician will.i.am has just launched a line of fashion-forward bluetooth earphones called i.am+ BUTTONS “for those who refuse to compromise their style,” and Kwaku Alston was chosen to photograph the chic campaign promoting it. Kendall Jenner and Naomi Campbell, who are also co-owners of i.am+, appear in the ads, as does model Shaun Ross and […]

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.”  

Kwaku Alston photographs Dr. Sanjay Gupta for the cover of Experience Life’s September issue