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Micaiah Carter by Ben Rosenzweig

Micaiah Carter’s work is a singular alchemy of contemporary youth culture, fine art, street style, and the certainty that the simple act of representation can be a force for change. His vision is all his own, but within his photographs are echoes of the Black Power movement, the art of Carrie Mae Weems and Viviane Sassen, the seminal street photography of Jamel Shabazz, and the work of British fashion shooter Alasdair McLellan. “I really want my photography to be a quality platform for representation of people of color that hasn’t been seen before,” says Micaiah, who is breathtakingly clear of purpose for someone still early in his career. His images are preternaturally sophisticated. His lighting is intentional but not attention-seeking. And his subjects always seem fully themselves, whether he’s photographing a celebrity, a musician, a fashion story, or an ad campaign. Micaiah is currently working on his first monograph, 95 48, whose title refers to his and his father’s birthdates and which takes as its inspiration photographs of his dad and his friends during the 1970s. He is based in Brooklyn.

Press

The New York Times

Micaiah Carter Photographs Brad Pitt
Sep 04, 2019

Esquire UK

Micaiah Carter: LaKeith Stanfield Cover Story
Aug 15, 2019

Fader

Micaiah Carter: Rapper Playboi Carti Cover Story
Jul 01, 2019

The New York Times

Micaiah Carter Photographs Tilda Swinton
May 22, 2019

IGNANT

Micaiah Carter’s Iconic Photography Empowers A New Generation
Apr 01, 2019

GQ

Micaiah Carter Photographs Playwright Jeremy O. Harris
Mar 27, 2019

Vanity Fair

Micaiah Carter Portraits: Breakout Stars
Mar 01, 2019

It's Nice That

Ones to Watch: Micaiah Carter
Feb 25, 2019

i-D

Micaiah Carter: My Year in Photos
Dec 21, 2018

News

Micaiah Carter

The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion
Oct 24, 2019

Micaiah Carter

School of Art, Media & Technology: Parsons Part-Time Professor Sarah Hasted is Now Representing Parsons Alum Micaiah Carter
Apr 25, 2019

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Humble Arts Foundation: Micaiah Carter's Achingly Beautiful Portraits
Mar 19, 2019

Micaiah Carter

Sarah Hasted Introduces the Next Generation: Photographer Micaiah Carter
Mar 12, 2019