Charney Magri is an international, award-winning ethical photographer, director and published author currently working between London and Dubai.
With almost 20 year’s experience in the industry Charney has worked alongside some of the biggest names to date; British Vogue, Nick Knight, Ralph Lauren and the Estée Lauder Group – to name but some.
In 2007 Charney launched the Beautiful Black Women and in 2012 launched her first booked titled Women of the UAE focusing on the inner beauty of women and their contribution to the region. Hillary Clinton has recognised her book and the UN Women and Australian Embassy Abu Dhabi use her books as cross-cultural communication tools and state gifts.
Most of Charney’s career has been spent in the fashion and advertising world however in 2014 she hit a moral crossroad that forced her to question the direction she was heading in, to be more in line with her core values. This was when Charney’s passion projects merged with her commercial work; focusing on influencing changes in behaviour and having a more positive impact globally.
An active public speaker in 2016 Charney travelled to 9 countries with Nikon MEA teaching Commercial Photography workshops. She was recognised as one of NikonMEA’s outstanding instructors and mentors whilst visiting Pakistan.
After 7 years in Dubai and 2 years in France Charney returned to the UK in 2016. She is an active member of the SheSays UK committee and in 2017 launched the VOWSS at Cannes Lions, providing a platform to support women in film to showcase their creative work.
Charney is an Ethical Fashion Forum listed member and in 2018 joined as a board member for the Slave Free Trade with a mission to make 100 companies ‘slave free’ by December 2018. In April 2018 Charney will co-launch a global platform, Fashion 4 Change (F4C), with the core mission to make sustainability fashionable and to use the fashion industry as a catalyst to promote the 2030 agenda.
Charney’s Black Book:
Saks Fifth Avenue, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, MAC, British Vogue, British GQ, Ponds, Guerlain, L’Oreal Professional, Memac Olgilvy & Mather, Team Y&R, Leo Burnett, Volvo, Massimo Dutti, Juicy Couture and Mattel, Nikon MEA.