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DIGITAL GALLERY | Adreinne Waheed

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Adreinne Waheed is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY and Berkeley, CA. Her work bears witness to and holds space for the beauty, brilliance and resilience of Black folks across the diaspora.

Ms. Waheed is an accomplished photo editor who, during her 20 year career, has researched, produced and directed numerous shoots, for publications including Vibe, King and Essence magazines. Her photography has been published by The New York Times, National Geographic, Photo District News and The Fader. Adreinne’s work also appears in the inaugural issue of Mfon: A Journal of Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. She has exhibited at Rush Arts, Corridor Gallery, the Underground Museum, the Long Gallery and Betti Ono Gallery.

In 2010, she created the Waheed Photo Archive, a collection of found photographs of African-Americans from Civil War to the present. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) acquired the archive in 2015.

Her self-published coffee table book, entitled Black Joy and Resistance, was released in December 2018 and is available now on Amazon.


Black Joy and Resistance is a photo book by Adreinne Waheed, which features a forward by Jamel Shabazz, intro by Rhea L. Combs, and with contributions from Derrick Adams, Staceyann Chin, Karen Good Marable, Emil Wilbekin and more. Through Waheed’s unique and beautiful lens, the viewer experiences Black Joy and how we Resist.

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