Attendees are invited to bring one book of choice to be photographed on site by DC-based artist Nakeya Brown. You will leave with a free image of your book. Brown will later commemorate the session by collecting the portraits into a 'zine, which will join the other books in her exhibition Nakeya Brown: Stage Names. This photo-session is part of Now Be Here DC, a citywide celebration of female and female-identifying artists in the region.


Nakeya Brown was born in Santa Maria, California in 1988. She received her BA in Visual Arts and Journalism & Media Studies from Rutgers University and her Master of Fine Arts from The George Washington University. Her photography has been exhibited at the McKenna Museum of African American Art, Woman Made Gallery, Hamiltonian Gallery, and The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art. Brown’s work has been featured in New York Mag, Dazed & Confused, The Fader, TIME, and Vice. Her work has been included in photography books Babe and Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze. Brown was awarded the 2017 Snider Prize by the Museum of Contemporary Photography. She currently lives and works in Washington, D.C with her 5 year-old daughter, Mia.


Washington Project for the Arts
2124 8th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001




Saturday, October 21, 4:00pm