Sista Show-Off: Lauri Lyons

Welcome to another post from the Sista Show Off series! In this series I like to show some love to other companies, blogs, businesses, organizations or just regular ladies like myself who are paving the way for women everywhere! Let me feature you! Shoot me an email at

Allow me to introduce you to Lauri Lyons. She is the FIRST black female photographer to be signed by Getty Images. She is also a photojournalist and art photographer who shoots and exhibits globally (she just returned from a long assignment in Salvador, Brazil) AND the subject of a biopic that’s a running favorite on CurrentTV.

Her most recent monograph, Flag International (2008), is one piece of a multi media documentary project that incorporates photography, video, audio and handwritten text. As a series of portraits of people from 8 countries posing with the American flag, the project investigates how the international community views the United States in the 21st Century–a timely project given our historic recent election year.

Um… Check out my personal favorites from this monograph.

Men in Harlem

Girl with Black Hoodie

Muslim Girls

Amazing work, right? You can check out her website HERE.

Beauty in photos? Gotta love it….

Because you are a muse,

  • trofie

    Before I spend some time on her site, thank you so much for giving her some time on yours. This is truly what it is all about. You go girl….each one teach one!