Shoun Hill is an African American photojournalist based in New York City. He was born in 1965 and began photographing professionally in 1993 for The Gleaner in Henderson, KY.
With an extensive body of work spanning a number of different cultural, professional and human interest areas, he is a veteran photojournalist and photo editor with over 20 years of experience behind the lens.
Always looking for new angles on old topics, he is known to keep at least one camera on him at all times, capturing whatever the locale has to offer, wherever and whenever that happens to be for the assignment.
“The city is a canvas unto itself, and it provides more than enough subject matter to keep me going. I love the process of photography. I love spending time with my subjects and getting to know them in order to bring their true selves to my photographs.”
Shoun sees himself as a documentarian, both universally and specifically for the African American community. As an artist he is deeply committed to documenting the African American experience as it unfolds in a time of such rapid change.
His images have recently been included in several exhibitions here in the U.S. as he begins to focus his attention outside strict photojournalism and into more open-ended genres.