Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief of the Journal, MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora


MFA Visual ArtsColumbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY

Solo Exhibits
Sacred Star of Isis & Other Stories, African American Museum in Philadelphia
Sacred Star of Isis, Crush Curatorial, New York, NY
Sacred Star of Isis, Lenfest Center for the Arts, Wallach Gallery, New York, NY
I Am Here: Girls Reclaiming Safe Spaces, Skylight Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
In A Time of Change: Black & Latino Males, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi
Touched: Women Living with HIV, NYU/Center for Multicultural Ed. Program

Group Exhibitions:
Young Collectors Contemporary Art Fair, Memphis, TN
Still Here, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco

Harlem Postcards, Studio Museum 127, NYC
In Plain Sight/Site, Art Space New Haven, New Haven, CT
We Never Sleep: An Exhibition of Prints, Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery
Race, Myth, Art & Justice, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora, Harlem, NYC
cit.i.zen.ship: reflections on rights, New York University. Tisch School of the Arts, NYC
Second Generation: An Exclusive U.N. General Assembly Exhibition, Africa House, NYC
CineMigrante International Festival of Film and Formation of Immigrant Human Rights, Argentina
Resignifications: The Black Mediterranean, University of Palermo, Italy
Refraction: New Photography of Africa and It’s Diaspora, Steven Kasher Gallery, NYC

Pulse PLAY, Pulse Art Fair, Miami Beach, Fl
Prism Art Fair, Miami Beach Fl
COMM|ALT|SHIFT: An exhibition of International Video Art, Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, NJ

Dandy Lion:Articulating a Re(de)fined Black Masculine Identity, Brighton Photo Biennial, UK
Framing Beauty Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis , The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University
BRIC Biennial, Weeksville Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY
On Being Black , The Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Diverse Works: Director’s Choice 1997-2015, The Brooklyn Museum of Art
Princes, Powers, Suits and Ties: The Dandy Lion Project, The Silver Eye Center for Photography, PA
Black Portraiture[s]:Imagining the Black Body, Villa La Pietra Sponsored by New York University, Italy
Dandy Lion:Articulating a Re(de)fined Black Masculine Identity,Museum of Contemporary Photography,IL

Rudin Prize Nominees, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Lagos Photo Festival, Public Art Space, Lagos, Nigeria

Newsfeed: Anonymity and Social Media in African Revolutions and Beyond, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts Brooklyn, NY

Fellowships /Grants/Residencies:
Center for Book Arts Workspace Residency Fellow, New York

Rema Hort Mann 2018 Emerging Artist Grant Awardee
BRIC Workspace ResidencyBRIC Media Arts, Brooklyn, NY
Morty Frank Fellowship in Printmaking, Columbia University School of the Arts.
Dean’s Travel Grant, Columbia University School of the Arts

Dean’s Travel Grant, Columbia University School of the Arts

New York Foundation for the Arts, Artist Fellowship Award in Photography 2015-16 
IREX Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow

Norton Museum Rudin Prize Nominee, West Palm Beach, Florida
The African Artists Foundation/Lagos Photo, Lagos, Nigeria
Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY

The African Artists Foundation/Lagos Photo Lagos, Nigeria

Brooklyn Historical Society Community Perspectives Artist Grant Produced the photo series and documentary short film Tivoli A Place We Call Home: A Community Faces Gentrification

World Press Photo Festival, Amsterdam
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

Interview with Dr. Marta Moreno-Vega & C. Daniel Dawson, Tisch School of the Arts Public Policy Department at New York University
Fiebre Photobook Fair, Madrid Spain
MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora
-Tate Modern, London
-UK London College of Communication, London
-Photoville, NY
-The Schomburg Center for Research and Black Studies, —NYC Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco
-African American Museum in Philadelphia
-BRIC Arts, Brooklyn, NY

Fast Forward 2: Women in Photography.
Arts and Social Activism, Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, NY
MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY

Hyphenated: First and Second Generation American Photographers in Conversation. Presented by Visionaries at Photoville Festival

Visually Speaking: Women Image Makers, Schomburg Center for Black Research in Culture

Social Media Week NYC/Meet the Afropolitans: Digital Media and Culture in Africa 

2011 Social Media Week NYC/This is Africa: How Social Media & Music are Re-defining A Continent.

Selected Reviews/Press

Two visions of African spirituality at the African American Museum,, Peter Crimmins March 12, 2019

Sierra Leone in Dreams and Reality, PDN Photo of the Day, April 1, 2019

The Brooklyn Artist Reconnecting With Her African Roots, by Sara Rosen, Feature, April 4, 2019
Seven Artists and Curators Reveal a Cherished, Overlooked Black Artist, by Jasmine Weber, Hyperallergic, February 28, 2019
12 Women Photographers to Watch in 2019, Photographic Museum of Humanity, March 8, 2019
Artspace Exhibit Takes Unblinking Look At Historyby Brian Slattery, New Haven Independent, Dec 5, 2018
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Names 2018 Artist Grantees, Annie Armstrong, Art News, September 26, 2018
100 Women: Adama Delphine Fawundu and Laylah Amatullah Barrayn’s MFON Gives Black Women Photographers a Home, by Camille Storm and Qimmah Saafir Okay Africa, March 8, 2018
Artist Adama Delphine Fawundu Fights the Power, By Min Chen, October 6 2017
A New Book Gives Us the World as Seen by Black Female Photographersby Jacqueline Alemany, October 16, 2017

In the galleries: ‘Afrofuturism,’ defined in the moment, by nine artists, by Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, September 17, 2017
Artspace Exhibit confronts New England slave tradeYale Daily News, Dec 4, 2018
Columbia University MFA Students Put on a Strong Thesis Show Despite Department Woesby Zachery Small, May 16,


A celebration of black female photography, by Olivia Lace-Evans BBC World News, January 4, 2018

Selected Bibliography

Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hopby Vikki Tobak, Clarkson Potter, NYC 2018
Fashioning Black Masculinity: The Origins of the Dandy Lion Project, by Shantrelle P. Lewis, Nka Journal of Contemporary ArtVolume 2015, Number 37: 54-61
Africa Under the Prism: Contemporary African Photography from LagosPhoto Festival
Texts by Joseph Gergel, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Azu Nwagbogu, Marc Prüst, Sahara Group, Hatje Cantz, 2015
Unbelievable: The Life, The Death and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G., by Cheo Hodari Coker, Vibe
Books 2004
Black: A Celebration of Black Culture, Edited by Dr. Deborah Willis-Kennedy, Hylas Publishing, 2004
Committed to the Image, by Barbara Head Millstein, Brooklyn Museum Catalogue, Merrell, 2001
(photo “Patiently Waiting” featured on the cover)
Enduring Visions: Women’s Artistic Heritage Around the World by Abby Remer, Davis
Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present,
Edited by Deborah Willis-Kennedy, W.W. Norton, 2000

Selected Collections

Norton Museum of Art
David C. Driskell Center, For the Study of Visual Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, University of Maryland
Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Museum of Art
T.G. Reise Collection