Akilah Townsend

Akilah Townsend is a photographer and art director who was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Townsend seeks inspiration from cinema for her imagery, and is currently working on a project about her ancestors. Townsend has photographed for numerous editorial and commercial clients including the Atlantic, the New York Times, and Nike.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Akilah Townsend

The Atlantic’s Inheritance: A Project About American History, Black Life, And The Resilience Of Memory

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2021

The Atlantic’s Inheritance is an ongoing reporting project that endeavors to fill the blank pages of Black history: to piece together, through reporting and data, the crucial events and conversations that have been intentionally left out of America’s story.

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