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 launching her company RISE. Focusing on working with value-driven brands to create social change RISE’s main mission is to make sustainability fun, aspirational, sexy and the norm, one project at a time.
In 2018 Charney will be co-launching the inaugural Fashion 4 Change at Pret-A-Cover Buyers Lane, a global sustainable fashion summit in Dubai.
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.