Ryan Prince is a London-based documentary and portrait photographer, currently studying for his MA in documentary photography and photojournalism. Ryan sees his camera as a powerful tool to explore themes around Blackness and identity. A recent project of his entitled Can you sit for me? seeks to reject harmful stereotypes towards the Black community and the ‘racialised gaze’, and was recently featured in the prestigious Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2021 exhibition. He’s exhibited in shows all over London, and has spoken at events for the likes of the National Portrait Gallery. We talk to the rising photographer about what inspires him to create, and the peaks and troughs of establishing yourself in the industry.