Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Untitled, 2012, Archival Inkjet Print, 20x30”

Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Untitled, 2012, Archival Inkjet Print, 20×30”,


Originally from East Palo Alto, California, Kameelah Janan Rasheed is a photographer, archivist, arts and culture journalist, editor, curator, and instructor based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been exhibited at venues such as Brooklyn Artist Gym, The New York Public Library (both in NYC), Artist Proof Studio (Johannesburg, South Arica), and The Fridge (Washington, D.C.). Her solo exhibition The Imagined Archive was presented at Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT) in 2013.

A 2006 Fulbright grant recipient, Rasheed’s work has appeared in U.S. and African publications including the SF MoMA Blog, ITCH Magazine, F-Stop, and Neo-Griot, among many others. She has been awarded artist residencies by the Center for Book Arts (NYC) and Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT). Kameelah is a writer and editor for Spector Literary Magazine and Liberator Magazine> She is also the founder of The Souls of Black Folks, a transmedia storytelling project dedicated to building an archive of religion and spirituality of Black people and people of African descent in North America, and the co-founder and curator of the Mambu Badu Photography Collective.


Kameelah Rasheed was a CPW Artist-in-Residence in 2012.