Founded in 2010 by photographers Kameelah Rasheed, Allison McDaniel, and Danielle Scruggs, MAMBU BADU curates biannual shows and supports independent projects. The collective boasts a roster of nearly 40 highly talented black female photographers.
According to the founders:
We are especially keen on collaborations that encourage community engagement, inquiry, and artistic exploration. While MAMBU BADU began as a collective of photographers, our vision has evolved to create space to not only create art but to interrogate art practices. We want to explore the dialectical relationship between theory and practice as well as the space between contemplation and creation. We want to map the materialization of thoughts and histories.
Here are a few selections from the portfolios of the many talented women that help form MAMBU BADU.
(Sonia Louise Davis)