Upon his graduation from the School of Visual Arts, New York-based photographer Kareem Black went straight into shooting for Fader, GQ, Elle Girl, Sony Music Entertainment, and Atlantic Records. He was featured as one of Photo District News’ 30 Emerging Photographers in 2005 – and soon became the go-to lens-man for Reebok, Complex, and Steve Madden.
More recently, he shot a cover and an editorial for Vibe magazine’s 20th Anniversary Collector’s Issue. He started directing several years ago and lent his eye to Hornitos and Jessi Malay’s music video for “Bougie.” He thrives on capturing high-energy off-moments.
Along with his commercial work, Black keeps busy with a variety of personal projects including Feels Good Let’s Go, a website that depicts the more interesting participants in N.Y.C.’s nightlife. He traveled to Haiti twice (once with Art in Motion and once with Healing Haiti) and mounted shows of his images taken there, with all money going to charity.
Black has lectured at SVA, NYU, Pratt, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and PhotoPlus Expo.