Photographer, Creative Director, and Social Activist
Misan Harriman is a world-renowned British-Nigerian photographer, creative director, and social activist. Born in Nigeria, Harriman moved to the United Kingdom at a young age for school.
Misan Harriman is a world-renowned British-Nigerian photographer, creative director, and social activist. Born in Nigeria, Harriman moved to the United Kingdom at a young age for school. Being neurodiverse, Harriman struggled at his English boarding academy since the educational environment was unaccommodating to his needs. Still, during those formative years, Harriman found comfort in his passion for film, images, and music. However, it was not until 2017 when Harriman’s wife convinced him to leave his corporate job that Harriman became a professional photographer.
A self-taught artist, Harriman boasts an extraordinary portfolio. He was the first Black photographer in the 100+ year history of Vogue Magazine to shoot the cover of their famed September issue. In addition, Harriman’s visual coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement in London garnered him widespread acclaim after his photos were featured in BBC, Vogue, and The Guardian. Moreover, Harriman has photographed royal and high-profile icons such as Meghan Markle, Tom Cruise, Rhianna, Cate Blanchett, and Giorgio Armani to name a few.
However, Harriman’s impressive resume does not end with photography. He is the founder of What We Seee, an internet media agency dedicated to surfacing and amplifying uplifting stories from diverse voices. As the chair of the Southbank Centre, Harriman oversees the largest arts venue in the UK. Not only a remarkable leader, but Harriman is also an ardent activist. Inspired by the intersection of his identity and experiences, Harriman endeavors to leverage the power of an image to eradicate racism. He feels a great responsibility to curate only the best of humanity so that those images may positively impact the world. In addition to racial justice, Harriman is passionate about mental health, workplace diversity and inclusion, and neurodiversity advocacy.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
Misan Harriman - with the Leica Q2 Monochrom
Jim Prior Talks Creativity with What We Seee's Misan Harriman
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