Kwaku Alston photographs Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry for Essence cover story

Kwaku Alston went to Atlanta to photograph Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry for the cover of Essence‘s June issue, which just hit newsstands. “We only had a total of 30 minutes to photograph these two media moguls and create an iconic cover,” notes Kwaku. Read more about the shoot at his blog, . . […]

Kwaku Alston shoots “For Colored Girls…” cast for double Essence covers

Essence magazine’s December issue features two covers, both shot by Kwaku Alston. One features the women of the Tyler Perry–directed movie For Colored Girls. Clockwise from left: Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Loretta Devine, Janet Jackson, Tessa Thompson, and Whoopi Goldberg. .   . …and the other is a […]