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In Focus: The New World of Photography

with Joshua Kissi , Karen Okonkwo and TONL

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The New World of Photography

Can photographers help make the world a better place? Can a simple photograph help rid society of unfair prejudices and dangerous stereotypes? Karen Okonkwo and Joshua Kissi think photographers can play a major role in changing how people think, act, and live their lives. They established the stock photography agency TONL to create and distribute images of diverse people around the world and tell their stories. Join CreativeLive for a conversation with Karen and Joshua and take part in this timely and important discussion.

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    The New World of Photography

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Meet Your Experts

Joshua Kissi

Joshua Kissi is a Ghanaian-American creative entrepreneur specializing in photography and creative direction, based in New York City.  Raised in the Bronx, Kissi grew up with an affinity for the arts and picked up a camera at the age of seventeen. 

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Karen Okonkwo

Karen Okonkwo is a Nigerian-American and Seattle-based serial entrepreneur who co-created TONL with the intention of infusing diversity within the stock photography industry. 

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TONL

Karen Okonkwo is a Nigerian-American social entrepreneur owning various companies in the event planning and online business realm. Joshua Kissi is a Ghanaian-American photographer & creative entrepreneur based in New York City with over 10 years of experience.

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