Black photographers are some of the fiercest creatives out there. These creators not only capture images that speak to the depths of our souls but also evoke a sense of belonging. When we are allowed to view these beautiful pieces of art, we’re allowed to know that we belong and that we matter. Photography can truly be the bridge between reality and what’s possible, and thanks to Black photographers, we’ll always be able to cross it. As we continue to uplift visual storytelling, we must uplift the people that make it possible for us to envision life beyond a dismal reality. Here’s our list of nine Black photographers to keep an eye on.