Kay Hickman

Kay Hickman

Kay Hickman is a New York City based documentary photographer and visual artist. With an inquisitive eye, she offers a unique and empathetic perspective into the everyday lives of the people she photographs. Her work largely focuses on documenting the human experience as it relates to identity, human rights and health issues. Hickman’s work has been featured in The New York Times, TIME, Vogue, Utne Reader, Ms. Magazine, OkayPlayer, Coeval, Jazz Halo and Photographic Journal: MFON Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. Hickman also Joined the Everyday Project’s Advisory Board where she works on various initiatives, as well as helps curate Everyday Black America’s instagram feed.

Hickman is inspired by works of Gordon Parks, Vivian Maier and Carrie Mae Weems, to name a few. She fell in love with visual arts at a young age and often went to the museum with her Mom. She found it to be a great method of documenting the era, while also gaining insight of the person who created the work. From these experiences, Hickman realized the importance of representation and seeing through an empathic lens.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Kay Hickman

Unsung Heroes of Public Health

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street Snug Harbor Cultural Center
 archive : 2023

Unsung Heroes of Public Health aims to reframe and widen the historical narrative of public health, by spotlighting individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to public health milestones in New York City. For a city of 8 million, public health requires a multitude of approaches working together – community activism, research & innovation, information sharing and mentorship. These are stories of perseverance and dedication to shaping a healthier future for those to come.

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