“For more than fifteen years, photo director Tracey Woods has helped shape and create positive narratives as a photo researcher, editor producer, and director. Her wide range of work includes beauty, lifestyle, politics, human rights, and celebrity culture.
Shortly after receiving her MFA in photography, Tracey Woods‘ career quickly spun into working with photographers. She began working as a freelance photo researcher for Essence Magazine, which soon evolved to full-time-photo-editor and then photo director. In her time at the magazine, she commissioned hundreds of photographers to shoot features and cover stories with celebrities, political figures, and luminaries like Michelle and Barack Obama, Mary J. Blige, Hillary Clinton, Yara Shahidi, Janet Jackson, Issa Rae, and countless others.”