Spotlight: Kwaku Alston

Kwaku Alston has photographed some of the most famous faces in the world—from Hollywood luminaries and Grammy winners to President Barack Obama and the First Family—for editorial and advertising clients ranging from Crate & Barrel, Coca-Cola, Blackberry, Target, and Verizon to The New York Times Magazine, Real Simple, and Time. His portraits have a fresh, […]

Kwaku Alston and TOMS Shoes in Argentina

Last October, Kwaku went to Ethiopia to document a shoe drop by TOMS Shoes and came back with beautiful photos (like the one below) that celebrate this unique philanthropic effort… .   . Last month, he joined the TOMS team once again, this time to document a shoe drop in Argentina that had special significance: […]

Kwaku Alston and TOMS Shoes in Ethiopia

..   … Last month, Kwaku Alston traveled to Ethiopia to document a TOMS Shoes shoe drop and the debilitating foot disease Podoconiosis. As Kwaku notes at his blog, “Podo is 100% preventable with shoes!” But many people there can’t afford shoes, and so…efforts like those of TOMS are vital. Kwaku came back with some […]

Kwaku Alston teams with Toms Shoes for doc project in Ethiopia

.. Blake Mycoskie established Toms Shoes in 2006 with the premise that for each pair of shoes he sold, he would donate a pair to a child in need. That first year, he was able to provide 10,000 pairs of shoes to children in Argentina. Impressive, to say the least. Blake continues to go on […]