Anthony Tilghman, the founder of Anthony Tilghman Enterprises, is an experienced photographer and entrepreneur with years of experience in media photography, marketing, branding and advertising. He is a lead photographer for several corporate organizations and has created partnerships with large and household-name organizations.
He also founded Make Smart Cool, a nonprofit organization that gives away a scholarship every year to empower young Students & Teachers. He founded #MakeSmartCool in 2013 to nurture creative minds and help them set a better path for their future through their education. He aims to show students how crucial getting their education is to being successful in the future. He encourages you to come join him in this journey by visiting www.makesmart.cool! Let’s #makesmartcool together today.
Known for his strong and precise attention-to-detail as well as his strong work ethic, he has shot at many high-profile events including the Presidential Inauguration, the Academy Awards, and the Grammy Awards. His work has also been featured in major media outlets, such as the Huffington Post and Fox 5. Before starting his journey in photography, he led a career in marketing and advertising with the prestigious Metro Media firm after high school. As a part of the Metro Media team, he helped high-profile clients such as major television networks with their public relations and advertising needs.
Like the shutter of a camera, his true passion for photography and his awareness of a new way to create value in the business world clicked one day. He realized that he could pursue photography to help meet a new and crucial business need that was created by the rise of social media. As a photographer, he sought to help his clients build a strong brand identity through photography which is now more important than ever for successful marketing.
His career catapulted to success as he formed partnerships with major companies, including TV-One and Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce in Maryland. His professional experience continued to flourish as his attention-to-detail and his commitment to excellence led him to becoming a featured photographer for exclusive events including NY Fashion Week, the Congressional Black Caucus, the Presidents Dinner, WEEN (Women in Entertainment Network) and the 2009 & 2013 Inauguration.
With a talent for taking photos with the utmost precision, he is now leading photography for corporate organizations and has built a strong portfolio of work that has been featured on major media news-outlets including Essence Magazine, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Examiner, Fox-5 and TV-One.
Being able to create strong partnerships while producing an excellent quality of work has helped him to become the newest official photographer for the National Women’s History Museum. As an entrepreneur who enjoys inspiring creativity, he also enjoys giving back and gives away a $1,500 scholarship every year to help support a student’s journey into the arts through his organization. Anthony continues to seek new ways to get involved in the community and further build his reputation. He continues to serve high-profile clientele such as for the Cherry Blossom Festival, PassPort DC And more.
As an entrepreneur with a restless heart and a passion for innovation, he also has extensive experience in branding, marketing and radio. He has helped companies such as Pante, Redken, and Canon find new ways to make their marketing more effective. He is also Created REBIRTH, an exclusive energy drink to develop his strong brand. His ability to be a strong communicator has led him to start DC NOW Radio which features great shows such as Conversations Live With Cyrus webb, which hosts musicians, actors and actresses who share their experiences over the internet airwaves.
Through his work, Anthony Tilghman continues to live out his dreams every day. He built his reputation on a foundation of high-quality work, excellent customer service and expertise. Having worked with major clientele and with his work featured on major outlets nationwide, he continues to strive for more every day.
Announcing Anthony Tilghman as the official photographer for the National Women's History Museum!
Watch the work that is to come from Anthony Tilghman as he has been announced as the official photographer for the National Women's History Museum! Anthony will make his debut with the museum at the 2013 Winners of Living Legacy Awards (3rd Annual NWHM de Pizan Honors Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Huffington Post features Anthony Tilghman in latest edition of "Picture Perfect"
85th Academy Awards Ceremony (2013)
2013 Presidential Inauguration
Emcee Jay Mills photo featured on EBONY.com
The Pink House! (featured on TheYBF.com)
2012 Cherry Blossom Parade Featured in Huffington Post
Tilghman's photo of Grammy-nominated singer Carolyn Malachi selected for the School Fund Campaign Ad!
2012 Grammy Awards
83rd Annual Academy Awards
2011 Tony Awards
Patti Labelle at 10th Annual Power of A Dream Gala (DC)
National Media Recognition
2010 Espy Awards
2010 WEEN (Women's Entertainment Empowerment Network) Awards
YW in Action Annual Luncheon – "Success! - YWCA National Capital Area"
Features & Mentions
“Like a cheetah, you can’t just rush; you have to first observe, and get a feel for what you’re up against.” --- Anthony Tilghman