Idara “Idy” Ekpoh is a portrait photographer and creative entrepreneur based in Phoenix, Arizona. Her mission is to help create a space for marginalized groups, specifically women of color, to share their stories while also increasing their visibility in society through photography. As a First Generation Nigerian-American woman, she has always been interested in the topic of Identity and this drives her to use her work to not only tell her own story, but to empower others to use their skills to amplify the voices of those within their community. Through visual storytelling she celebrates women of color by creating images of them: existing, creating, and thriving. As she continues her freelance work, she hopes that it will empower others to tell their own stories and manifest into becoming the best versions of themselves..