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This is : Kennedi Carter
A Durham, North Carolina native by way of Dallas, Texas, Kennedi Carter is a fine art and editorial photographer with a primary focus on Black subjects.
Kennedi ‘s work aims to reinvent notions of creativity and confidence in the realm of Blackness.
We have existed under the conditions in which we currently live for so long it is hard to imagine anything different; our imaginations have been colonised.” She employs her work to decolonise: to picture new worlds, and this involves reimagining the past as much as it does the present.
Her work highlights the aesthetics & sociopolitical aspects of Blackness as well as the overlooked beauties of the Black experience: skin, texture, trauma, peace, love and community.
Kennedi’s evocative portraits are underpinned by a sense of intimacy. “I think there’s something that’s always been very interesting to me about the nude form, even in regards to changing the narrative surrounding Black nudity,”
Kennedi Carter is just 21-years-old. Alongside working on personal projects and assignments, she is studying for a degree in African American studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
She collaborates with titles such as British Vogue, Time, The Fader, Bustle, Vanity Fair, Zeit Magazin, HighsNobiety, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Wired and GQ among others; This year, Kennedi Carter became the youngest cover photographer in British Vogue’s history, capturing Beyonce for the December issue of the magazine.
She was profiled in the British Journal of Photography’s Ones to Watch 2020. She won First Prize Pride Photo Award – Single Images 2020.
Last week, her cover for British Vogue featuring Beyonce. was awarded The Jury Award “Celebrity Magazine Cover Women” at The Agents Club Photography Awards ’21.
Kennedi Carter is represented by [CANDACE GELMAN & ASSOCIATES]
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