Naima Green

Naima Green

Naima Green is an artist and educator who pictures individuals and communities to document their vibrant relationships to place and pleasure. Green accesses and prioritizes the nature of intimacy, safety, and self-recognition. She considers water as fluid and regenerative and presents a window into the relationship between pleasure and the complex experience of the ocean: beauty, leisure, buoyancy, and overwhelm. Oral and written histories and the archival material essential to uncovering these stories are critical to her process. By synthesizing archival research with outreach and conversation with current sitters, she frames photo-making as a continuum and her still images as kinetic, living histories.

Green has had solo shows at The Institute of Contemporary Art at VCU in Richmond, VA; Baxter Street CCNY and Fotografiska, both in NY. She has exhibited in group shows at the Museum of the City of New York, Mass MoCA, BRIC, Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Houston Center for Photography, and the Smart Museum of Art, amongst others.

Current Events Featuring Naima Green

Jun 152024

MFON Global Symposium: Presence & Preservation

The one-day symposium will include a series of panel discussions, featuring scholars, artists, curators and centered around archiving and elevating the voices of women and non-binary of photographers of African descent, as part of Photoville’s annual Festival in New York City.

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