Dr. Tomayia Colvin is a Black photographer in Houston and was a classroom teacher for more than ten years. She’s been an educator on Creative Live, WPPI, Imaging USA, United hosted by Showit, and a host of others. Her doctoral studies included the study of the success of Black women photographers, educational and organizational leadership, and community. Here are some of the highlights of her professional recognition as a Black female professional photographer here in Houston.
“You don’t plan for a flood. You don’t plan that a natural disaster is going to happen to your house and your family”Tomayia Colvin
NewsFix Staff posted this article last May 14, 2016. Dr. Tomayia Colvin was featured in this article because she volunteered to take senior pictures for students who were victims of the Tax Day floods. She took the senior photos for free. Click above to check the actual article. Title, “Picture this – free senior pictures”
Kandia Johnson posted this article last November 22, 2017, titled “WHY THIS WOMAN CREATED A PLATFORM TO SUPPORT PHOTOGRAPHERS OF COLOR.” Black Enterprise, just like Dr. Tomayia Colvin, promotes diversity, equality, and inclusion. Here are some of the questions answered by Dr. Tomayia Colvin during the interview.
“A Woman on a Mission to Host the First Ever Photography Conference For Black Photographers.” Posted last August 23, 2018, that talked about “The Cookout,” a conference by Dr. Tomayia Colvin that features all-black photographers for them to establish their business to bridge the gap in the photography business.
“Opportunities for minority speakers to speak at large conferences and black photographers to network don’t come every day.”Tomayia Colvin
Dr. Tomayia Colvin was featured in the Rangefinder Magazine in 2018 in the article written by Jacqueline Tobin with the title “Toffee & Honey, a Photo Magazine That Promotes Diversity and Inclusion.” This magazine is an extension of Dr. Colvin’s education platform, Tomayia Colvin Education, which aims to feature photographers of color.
“When I don’t see opportunities to showcase their amazing work, I create them myself.”Tomayia Colvin
In the October 2016 issue of Professional Photographers of America, Dr. Tomayia Colvin was also featured for her high school senior images. The article was titled “Tomayia Colvin knows high school seniors.” Click the link above to see the full article.