Yamani, Photographed by Nicole Harrison

Nicole Harrison is a photographer, curator, intellectual, educator, ethnographer and youth advocate. She is a graduate of the Arts Management BA program at Columbia College Chicago, and Africana Studies MA program at New York University. Her scholarship and art practice is centered around youth, hip-hop, gender politics and visual culture. She is a self-taught photographer with a career that spans 8 years. Throughout this time she has worked with artist collectives, youth arts programs and community organizations in documenting cultural events, people, and activist spaces. She utilizes her camera and background in the media arts field(s) as a tool for storytelling as she hopes to document people’s life experience through imagery and oral histories.