Born in the Bronx, New York, native Raven B, also known as Ravie B, is a 28 year-old photographer with her finger on the pulse of Pop Culture. She’s always had a love for photography, recalling the hours spent looking at photos her mother used to take on disposable Kodak cameras. “I used to look at photos of strangers, places I’d never been, and ask my mom to tell me stories about them, I’d also just make up my own,” Raven remembers.
Raven first realized that she could make Photography her career in high school, where she took it as an elective at the The High School of Math, Science & Engineering at CCNY. She then attended NYU, majoring in communications, where she spent more time refining her craft, by shooting and exploring underground rap shows. Recognizing that this is what she loves best, Raven decided to turn her hobby into a career. Taking a leap of faith in July 2015, Raven quit her 9-5 job and pursued freelance photography full time. She is most well known for covering music and cultural events around the city. Her live concert photos of some of rap’s heavy hitters such as Future, Drake, Kanye and Big Sean, have been featured and credited by Complex, Fader, and Hypebeast to name a few. Raven shoots with major brands such Beats by Dre, Nike and FinishLine frequently. Raven plans on venturing into more sport photography, developing a photography youth program with emphasis on how art and education are intertwined and growing her personal and social brand in 2017