Portia “Adjoa” Hall
AfrocenChic Photography

“I see beauty in everything I capture. A rock, a landscape, a sunset…even a homeless person. There is beauty all around us’.

Portia Hall, a native of Chicago, has always been a free-spirited nature loving person. With a love for travel and experiencing new things, it came as no surprise to the ones who know her best, that photography would somehow be a part of her destiny.

‘Growing up, I have always been the one with the camera. I cannot recall the first camera I owned, but I do remember the joy I felt and still feel looking through the various photos I have taken during my travels.’

It was some of those same photos taken on trips to St Thomas, the Bahamas, Jamaica and Vancover, Canada that gave her the push she needed to just ‘go for it.‘ Inspired by friends and others such as Robbie Marley, son of the late reggae music icon Bob Marley, Portia decided to just ‘do it.’ I was encouraged by my friends and family members to consider photography as more than a hobby. I did…and things have been moving really quickly for me. I’m so excited and thankful for this gift.’

Portia gives all credit to the Most High GOD for the ability she has, and the tremendous beauty she is privileged to capture. As a former professor of African American Studies, she realized that most of her students never ventured outside of the blocks of Chicago’s inner city. ‘My photos help them to see the world. It helps in a sense, to bring the world to them.’

Specializing in portraits, events, landscapes and free-lance assignments, Portia has launched her website: http://www.afrocenchicphotography.com, and has been busy catering to clients all over the Chicago area and beyond.
AfrocenChic Photography…’capturing flashes of time’…

Portia “Adjoa” Hall

AfrocenChic Photography


10 Responses to “About”

  1. Ebony June 7, 2011 at 4:26 AM #

    im so excited for u. U are truly blessed with a gift.

  2. Shilo June 7, 2011 at 4:32 AM #

    Proud of you baby love.
    Keep pursuing. See yu in Soho

  3. Karen from the Lou June 7, 2011 at 12:23 PM #

    Congratulations girlie, I’m so happy for you!!!!

  4. Nikki N. June 7, 2011 at 2:35 PM #

    I’m so proud of you. The best is yet to come!

  5. AfrocenChic June 8, 2011 at 9:53 PM #

    I truly appreciate all the love…thanks ladies!

  6. Bianca June 13, 2011 at 5:41 AM #

    Girl Im truly happy for u! Im inspired 🙂

  7. Inez Woody June 13, 2011 at 7:02 PM #

    Portia! I am very proud of you! May God bless this endeavor.

  8. Alicia Hall December 16, 2011 at 2:06 PM #

    To my beautiful Cousin,

    I am so proud of your accomplishment!! Keep soaring and keep spreading your wings because your talent and your possibilities are endless!!!

    Love you Portia!!

  9. Tony January 7, 2012 at 12:57 AM #

    Nice work. Glad you joined the photographic phamily!

  10. sage86 January 9, 2012 at 5:53 PM #

    Stumbled upon your blog via twitter, keep up the good work.

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