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Powertalk w/ Adreinne Waheed

Powertalk w/ Adreinne Waheed


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The Powertalk series is all about highlighting and exploring power dynamics in society, especially as they relate to creatives of color within the cultural sector.

Adreinne Waheed is a photographer, photo editor and book author based in Brooklyn, NY and Berkeley, CA. Her photo book Black Joy and Resistance is currently available on Amazon.

Waheed has been making images since age 13. Her photography appears in the inaugural issue of Mfon: A Journal of Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. Her work has been published by The New York Times, The Fader, The Crisis, Scholastic, and Time Inc. Books. She has exhibited at Rush Arts, The Corridor Gallery and the Long Gallery, Harlem.
As photo editor, she has produced and directed numerous shoots for publications including Vibe, King and Essence. Her photo research work can be seen in the recent books Prince: A Tribute to his Royal Badness and Black Women in Hollywood: A Salute to Trailblazers at the Oscars.

In 2010, Adreinne created the Waheed Photo Archive, an extensive collection of found portraits of the African American community from the Civil War to the present. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) acquired the archive in 2015. Selected images from this collection and a related essay can be found in NMAAHC’s latest book, Everyday Beauty.

Moderated by Cye Wong-Loi-Sing.