Oprah Gives Photographer a Job After Seeing Tweet About His Struggle


One photographer sent out a tweet that possibly changed his life. If so, this story could demonstrate to us all the power of social media.

Photo by Brett Jordan from Pexels.

So what’s going on here?

Basically, photographer Malcolm Manning, Twitter handle @MalcomMal_, sent out a tweet that read “Hello, I am a 23 year old photographer from Newark, New Jersey eager to create. You never know, 1 retweet could help me grow my business or secure my next client – much love.”

And none other than Oprah Winfrey replied to his tweet, writing: “I’m relaunching @OprahMagazine’s website in 2021. How about you come shoot one of our stories?”

As you can imagine, such an offer came as a complete shock to Manning and gave him a much-needed opportunity.

“I was in complete shock…What do you say to Oprah?” PetaPixel quotes the photographer.

“Wow Ms. Winfrey! Thank You so much for this opportunity. I am humbled and it would be an honor to create for you,” he tweeted back.

PetaPixel also reports that Fox 10 Phoenix says this is one of many acts of kindness performed by Winfrey over the Christmas holiday. Apparently, the megastar has surprised more than a few Twitter members with offers.

Of course, not all of us will be as lucky as Malcolm Manning, but this story does illustrate the importance of having a social media presence of some kind. You never know how will read your tweets or posts and subsequently offer you work.

What do you think of Oprah’s move to give this photographer a job? Let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments.

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