August 05, 2020

We Will Breathe

Executive Producers Brandon Baker and Kwame S. Brathwaite collaborate with musicians Nicholas Payton, Marcus Gilmore and Spoken Word Artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph to change the narrative around the BLM movement. Special Guest vocalists Jasmine Mitchell, Melanie Charles and Vegas Cola complete the media project inspired by Kwame Brathwaite’s images.

August 03, 2020

The Birth of the Black is Beautiful Movement - BBC Culture

Precious Adesina talks beauty, culture and activism with Dr Tanisha C. Ford, Antwaun Sargent and Kwame S. Brathwaite the Director of the Brathwaite Archive

July 27, 2020

Forbes Art and Culture

Chadd Scott speaks to Catherine Walworth regarding the Columbia Museum of Arts new exhibition from Aperture Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite

July 08, 2020

Ubikwist #10 - The Vanguard Issue

In January, Kwame S. Brathwaite sat down with Masha Masha for Ubiskwist to talk art, photography and activism. 

April 26, 2020

The Critical Collective - Creatives Changing Culture

In this Zoom session Social & Political Writer and Commentator, Lola Adesioye catches up with Kwame S. Brathwaite as a follow-up to their talk at Dumbo House in 2019 with Kwame and Nicola Vassell.  

March 06, 2020

Houston Center of Photography's exhibiton Tools of Revolution: Fashion Photography and Activism

HCP's exhibit features the work Kwame Brathwaite, Arielle Bob-Willis, Dana Scruggs and Micaiah Carter.

February 27, 2020

Moguldom Nation on the impact of Kwame's Photography

Lauren DeLisa Coleman on the Black is Beautiful movement 

February 26, 2020

Wanda Sabir discusses Kwame's photos

San Francisco Bay visited the Black is Beautiful Exhibition at the Museum of the African Diaspora

January 26, 2020

Vogue: Weekend One of Sundance Hightlights

The Sundance UTA House featured Antwaun Sargent in conversation with Kwame S. Brathwaite

December 19, 2019

A Conversation Revisited

KQed Org talks the relevance of Black is Beautiful

December 11, 2019

Top 20 Exhibitions in LA for 2019

Hyperallergic names Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite at the Skirball Center as one of the top exhibitions in Los Angeles this year. 

November 27, 2019

Glamour Girl Gifts - Essence Magazine

Essence spills the tea on the favorite gifts for 2019

December 11, 2019

The Root/Glow Up Biggest, Blackest Reads of 2019

The Glow Up Names Black is Beautiful, Supreme Models and The New Black Vanguarrd as some of the Blackest reads of 2019. Stay woke!

November 30, 2019

Best Photography Books of 2019

Buzzfeed selects Black is Beautiful to its best photo books list

November 01, 2019

Condé Nast Traveler - Coffee Table books to give and keep this year

Conde Naste chooses its favorite coffee table books for 2019

June 21, 2019

Summer Books of 2019 - Finanical Times List

Financial Times' list of notable Fashion Books 2019

June 07, 2019

How Rihanna’s Fenty Line Is Challenging Luxury-Fashion Norms

Professor Tanisha C. Ford discusses how Rihanna's clothing line was inspired by her own work on the Iconic photographer, Kwame Brathwaite.

June 03, 2019

The Artist that inspired the look of Rihanna's Fenty Clothing Line - Kwame Brathwaite

Liam Freeman of Vogue Australia discusses Rihanna's inspiration for her Fenty clothing line.

June 28, 2019

Where it all began

Brandi Fowler discusses the Kwame Brathwaite, Grandassa Models, Rihanna and the influence of the Black is Beautiful movement on pop culture then and now. 

May 09, 2019

How one Kwame Brathwaite photo captures the ’60s ‘Black Is Beautiful’ movement

LA Times Article by Makeda Easter

May 07, 2019

These Breathtaking Photos Shaped the 'Black Is Beautiful' Movement

More than fifty years after the movement Kwame Brathwaite helped to birth, his first book of photographs captures the nascent moments of everyday change. By Taylor Hosking of Vice

May 01, 2019

The Bold and the Beautiful. Kwame Brathwaite at the Skirball

LA Weekly covers the photography of Kwame Brathwaite at the Skirball

April 28, 2019

The Big Picture

Tim Adams writes about Kwame Brathwaite in the Guardian

April 23, 2019

How Photography and Jazz Merged to Forge the “Black Is Beautiful” Movement

Hyperallergic talks empowerment and representation

April 22, 2019

How Kwame Brathwaite made "Black is Beautiful" A Powerful Visual Movement

Blavity Interview with Kwame S. Brathwaite by Ida Harris

April 06, 2019

Black is beautiful: the photographs of Kwame Brathwaite

Ekow Eshun discusses the impact of the imagery of Kwame Brathwaite in the Financial Times Life & Arts section

April 03, 2019

A Legacy of Artistry

The Glow Up discusses the upcoming panel, exhibition at the Skirball in Los Angeles on April 11, 2019. Mimi Plange, Tyler Mitchell and Ruth Carter to join Kwame S. Brathwaite, Director of the Archive on a panel discussing contemporary issues of representation and activism.

March 29, 2019

12 Museums Exhibitions and Attractions to see in April

Art to see in LA

March 26, 2019

Black is Beautiful: Celebrating the signifcance of Kwame Brathwaite

The significance of the Black is Beautiful Movement through the photographic lens of Kwame Brathwaite

December 31, 2018

Art Forum's Critics Picks for Los Angeles

Erica Rawles of ArtForum chooses Celebrity and the Everyday as a Critic's Pick for Los Angeles.

December 05, 2018

Art Enthusiasts Preview Art Basel 2018

ABC News Miami coverage of preview day at Art Basel Miami Beach

November 27, 2018

The Photos That Lifted Up the Black Is Beautiful Movement

NY Times article on Kwame Brathwaite

November 14, 2018

Reframing History

LA Times review of the Kwame Brathwaite, Deanna Lawson and Meleko Mokgosi exhibitions currently on display in Los Angeles.

November 05, 2018

Blouin ArtInfo - Philip Martin Gallery

BlouinArtInfo Press for Celebrity and the Everyday

November 03, 2018

Hollywood Reporter - Celebrity and the Everyday

The Hollywood Reporter Interview with Jesse Williams Co-Curator of Kwame Brathwaite : Celebrity and the Everyday.

February 06, 2018

ABC - Fashion and Consciousness

Kemberly Richardson covered the work of Kwame Brathwaite as part of their Black History Month features.

February 05, 2018

NY Post

How a Harlem Fashion show started the "Black is Beautiful" movement.

February 03, 2018

10 Things to Do in NYC This Week: February 2nd – February 8th, 2018

Things to do in NYC next week

February 03, 2018


How One Photographer Captured the Soul of the “Black Is Beautiful” Movement

January 31, 2018

Pro Photo Daily

The Photographer who knew "Black is Beautiful"

January 22, 2018

AnOther Magazine

The Photographer Behind the


"Black is Beautiful" Movement

October 30, 2017


Aperture Celebrates 65 Years at the “Elements of Style” Gala

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