(b. 1976 New York, NY)
Kimberly J. Wade, a photographer and former US Army Broadcast Journalist, made her leap into the art world, specifically fine art photography, in 2011. She received her BA from CUNY Brooklyn College, her MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from Bard College at the International Center of Photography and has studied at the Corcoran College of Art & Design. Her earlier work explored the domestic spaces in which she shared with her son and other family members. Many of her photos observed the quiet, everyday moments and gather evidence of the living and the effects of time. Her solo show, Red Maple (2015) examined her relationship with her prepubescent son exploring his growth as she reexamines her role as mom in their shared living space.
Kimberly’s lens has moved to capturing Black women whom she feels reflect the qualities with which she identifies and aspire to. Inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s quote, “I Love Myself When I Am Laughing...and Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive”, Kimberly’s goal is to create images that offer additional narratives of what a Black woman looks like as well as the spaces in which she exists.
All images on this website are exclusively created and owned by Kimberly J. Wade (unless otherwise cited). Use of any of these images for other than educational, personal and non-commercial use will need prior written permission/consent from Kimberly J. Wade.
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