Photography runs in the family for Bibi Borthwick, whose candid images and altruistic nature have made her an industry favourite
- New York, United States
As the daughter of fashion designer Maria Cornejo and photographer Mark Borthwick, Bibi Cornejo Borthwick grew up around cameras – it was only ever going to be a matter of time before she stepped behind one herself. When she first started taking photos, aged 14, there were few surprised faces.
Sure, while she may have benefitted from a head start – and the occasional bit of mentoring from her father – Borthwick’s a celebrated young photographer in her own right, firmly embedded in photography’s next-gen with her, pensive, unfettered images of human interaction and the environment. The 25-year-old has snapped portraits of notables such as A$AP Rocky, James Blake, Thom Browne, Venus X and Solange, with credits at Pop Magazine, Vogue Netherlands, L'officiel Hommes, T Magazine AnOther and Dazed to her name, too.
Alongside friend and fellow New Yorker Karen Dayana Gallo, Borthwick is also the founder of Bellies, a unisex sneakers line that works to feed and educate hungry children in America. For every pair of shoes sold, Bellies “feeds a belly”, working to nourish inner city areas while educating communities on the importance of nutrition in a bid to eliminate child hunger in America.
With a following of 11.9k on Instagram and an intimate, ever-growing film portfolio, Borthwick is doing her famous name no harm. At the speed she’s moving, papa might soon be looking over his shoulder.