“when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
— Paulo Coelho
I am Paa Kwesi Yanful, but I prefer you call me Kwesi. I’m a photographer based out of Dallas, TX and founded Portraitnoire, a platform aimed at highlighting portrait photography of black people. Making images of people has always been a passion of mine and I’ve been very fortunate to have that world coincide with the community I most identify with. I currently serve as the official photographer of MIZIZI International and have been featured in Black Girl In OM and VSCO.
I am trained as a clinical pharmacist specialist, specializing in HIV medicine. When I am not at work, I am either taking photos, watching netflix or playing soccer.