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Regina H. Boone Lands Time Magazine Cover

January 2016

Regina BooneTime Magazine chose a photograph taken by Spelman alumna Regina H. Boone, C’92, for the cover of its latest issue. At the intersection of art, social justice, and equality is the captivating image of  Sincere Smith, a two-year-old boy caught in the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Boone, a staff photographer for the Detroit Free Press, recently photographed Smith at his home for the paper.

“His big brown eyes are really what pulled me so close and made me feel his pain,” shared Boone in an article in the Detroit Free Press about the photo shoot with the Smith family.

The Feb. 1, 2016, issue of Time is currently on newsstands.  Read more about Boone's experience meeting and photographing the residents of Flint.

Boone's Background Prepares Her for Exciting Career

Boone was born in Richmond, grew up in Baltimore and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Spelman in Atlanta. Upon graduation, she then went to Japan for three years where she taught English and studied Japanese. She then backpacked through Southeast Asia, East Africa, South Africa and Holland for eleven months solo.

Once home, Boone worked for her family’s newspaper, the Richmond Free Press, and  went on to graduate school at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication. Boone came to the Detroit Free Press in 2003 after internships at  the Commercial Appeal in Memphis and the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk.

Boone In Her Own Words . . .

By training, I'm a photojournalist. My pictures have covered the pages of major newspapers but my passion is making photos that celebrate individual lives. I like to think of myself as a photographic storyteller. My lens is my pen and my website is just one of the canvasses I use to share my outlook on life.

Although I've captured images of every kind, from all over the world, life's so-called simple moments are what I love most, whether it's documenting a mother awaiting the birth of her first child, a toddler traipsing through the mud or an elderly couple taking center stage at a family reunion.

I see an equal magic and importance to them all. I guess you could say I have my own twist on the cliche, "a picture is worth a 1,000 words." I believe every life is worth a thousand pictures.

Visit Boone's photography website.

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