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 Vibe, King and Essence magazines. Her photography has been published by The New York Times, National Geographic, i-D, British Vogue, 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, Long Gallery Harlem, Betti Ono Gallery and SF MOMA Artists 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. Ms. Waheed is the recipient of the 2019 EFA Robert Blackburn SIP Fellowship and the 2020 Svane Family Foundation ARK Commission. Her self-published coffee table book, entitled Black Joy and Resistance, was released in December 2018 and is available now on


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