Bukunmi Grace is the photographer, art director, and stylist behind Buku Studios. She began her photography journey with a fashion spread for Elle South Africa, and since 2015, she’s racked up work in the pages of Vogue, Hypebae, The New York Times, and more. Bukunmi’s lens has captured the likes of Selena Gomez, Paris Hilton, and Megan Thee Stallion, and she has led editorial and commercial campaigns for brands like Delta, Instagram, and Soho House. “I love how I can fashion a world that consists of things I am passionate about,” Bukunmi says. “I love the freedom I’ve earned to create and produce my own work. I especially love that I can always feel inspired by new things and create new outcomes.”
The Hall of Femme honoree defines success as the “achievement of betterment in self, work, and lifestyle with the mindset of establishing a great legacy.” She has a thirst for knowledge and self-expression that helps align her vision with her values, and spread the love around. “My work dealing with expressions of the female and foreign gaze have allowed me to enhance my understanding of both those spaces,” says Bukunmi. “I’m eager to share my perspectives and vision in hopes that it will inspire a more open-hearted world.”
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