Idris Talib Solomon

Idris Talib Solomon is an award winning photojournalist and creative director based in New York City. Mr. Solomon has extensive background in graphic design, art direction and advertising. Later in his career he discovered a love for photography and documentary video.


His design and advertising experience give him a unique perspective on how he approaches his photography. He thinks and sees the world through the eyes of a designer. That has led him to photograph for HBO, Amazon Prime, The New York Times, ESPN, and Reuters, to name a few.


He aims to tell long form stories that are often overlooked and lack representation within
the Black community. He’s photographed dancers in Harlem, a funeral home in

East New York, Hip Hop artists in Ghana and muralists in Bushwick.


He is a Fulbright Scholar (Ghana 2016) as well as an Eddie Adams and Missouri Photo workshop alumni. He is also the creator and host of The Black Shutter Podcast.


Currently, he works as a freelance photographer in New York City.

Idris Talib Solomon