Phillis Kwentoh is a Nigerian American art director and photographer based in New York City. A self-taught photographer, Phillis began her career in 2007, documenting her family’s Onitsha village. She has since worked at ESSENCE magazine and exhibited in multiple galleries. Her work has been featured in MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, The New York Times, PhotoVogue Italia, MoCADA, the William Benton Museum of Art, and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. In 2012, Phillis became a contributor to the PhotoVogue Collection at Art + Commerce. She is currently an Up Next member of Diversify Photo.

Phillis' work is greatly influenced by her culture, travel, her love of portraiture, and the beautiful people in her life. When she's not shooting portraits, Phillis is plotting her next adventure and daydreaming of living on a tropical island.

Update: Phillis is happily living on a tropical island.  🌺🐚

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