Kennedi Carter’s photography focuses primarily on Black subjects, highlighting the aesthetics and sociopolitical aspects of Black life. Her work explores the overlooked beauties of the Black experience: skin, texture, trauma, peace, love and community. Through her images, Carter aims to reinvent notions of creativity and confidence in the realm of Blackness.


Kennedi Carter grew up in Durham, North Carolina.

Solo exhibitions of her work have taken place at: the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh in North Carolina; the 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, North Carolina; and the Durham Art Guild in North Carolina; among others.

Significant group exhibitions of Carter’s work have taken place at: the Duke Center for Documentary Studies in Durham, North Carolina; the Photo Vogue Festival in Milan, Italy; the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham, North Carolina; and ROSEGALLERY in Santa Monica, California.

Carter’s work is held in the public collections of: the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island; the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; the Wilson Centre for Photography in London, UK; and the Huis Marseille in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Carter’s work has been published in ArtNet, The New York Times, Wired and Hyperallergic. She has done commissions for Vogue Italia, The New York Times, GQ and Bustle.