As a first-generation Nigerian American, Karen Okonkwo believed her path to success was through law, medicine, or engineering. In college, while studying to be a pediatrician, a quirky encounter with a homeless man at a festival completely changed her perspective. From that moment on, Karen wanted to be her own boss. Early in her career, out of necessity, she began shooting her own content to capture diverse imagery. As the idea grew, she went on to found TONL, a company that is transforming the world of stock photography. Today, Karen’s mission is to provide access to beautiful, real-world images of individuals of diverse ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, body types, sexual orientations, genders and ages.