London Rising: Photographer Misan Harriman in conversation with Arts Editor Nancy Durrant

Apr 29, 2021

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Photographer, creative director and cultural commentator, Misan Harriman is the first black person in the 104 year history of British Vogue to shoot the cover of its September issue.
His strong reportage style and unique eye for narrative has captured the attention of editors and celebrities around the world. From documenting historic moments in history, most recently the Black Lives Matter movement in London, to photographing high profile celebrities, including Meghan Markle, Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts, Giorgio Armani, Rihanna, Cate Blanchett and Olivia Colman, Harriman is a photographer of extraordinary range.
His commissions include royal, private and high profile portraiture as well as reportage documenting and covering behind the scenes at major awards, music festivals and film sets. His striking images have featured in Vanity Fair, Vogue UK, Harpers Bazaar, People Magazine and The Telegraph among others.
Misan has been described as the most talked about photographer of our times by The Evening Standard.
London Rising is a series of free online events from the Evening Standard (28 April - 16 June 2021).
The series explores the challenges and opportunities for London and Londoners post-Covid; championing the people, ideas and emerging trends across business, the arts, fashion, hospitality, retail, sport and politics that will help London soar again.
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  • excellent interview. an articulate artist is always so educational. thank you.

    Leslie RLeslie R6 days ago

    DeniseDenise6 days ago
  • Wow, what a fantastic interview. Inspirational, open and frank. This should be shared widely. People will learn from this.

    Anne GrierAnne Grier6 days ago