2019 Albina Queens


Aisha Abioto
Amenta Abioto
Kalimah Abioto
Rukaiyah Adams
Lisa Alexander
Sandra Amolo
Cyreena Boston Ashby (with Ava and Emerson)
Sadie Atwell
Sierra Chapelle-B
Sandra Brame
TJ Brown
Janae Brown (with Inori)
Anjeanette Brown
Faye Burch
Michelle Burch (with Yasmin and Mikaela)
Dorian Campbell
Raina Casey
Shanice Clarke
Tia B. Coachman
Stephanie Coleman (with Aleeyah)
Rozalind Darby
Joy Alise Davis
Natasha Dawson
Andrea Debnam
Michelle A. DePass
Jutta Edwards
Antoinette Edwards
Lakeitha Elliott
Camille Elmore-Trummer (with Naomi)
Lakayla Flowers
Ahsante Foree
Dr. LM Alaiyo Foster
Nia Shima Franklin
M. Lisa Gates
N. Janine Gates
Kris Gonzalez
Leslie Goodlow
Hon. Avel Louise Gordly
Dyvisha Gordon (with Omari)
Tai Harden-Moore (with Leia)
Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty
Nkenge Harmon Johnson


Joyce Harris
Jordan Hayles
Melissa Hicks
Katrina Holland (with Gabriella)
Isatou Jallow
Tamara Kennedy-Hill
Bemnia Lathan
Rosalie Lee
Irene Marion (with Bianca)
Danielle McCoy
Meron Medhanie
Kimberly Melton
Shalonda Menefee
S. Renee Mitchell
Nyla Moore
Nakisha Nathan
Justice Adrienne Nelson
Krystal Ngene
Edna Nyamu
Ijeoma O!
Keonna Ollison
Ashleigh Paschal
Tiffani Penson
Leeanner Posey
Leesha Posey
Ne’a Posey
Cole Reed
Crystal Roberts
Charlotte Rutherford
Amira Streeter
Breanna Swayze
Sita Symonette
Shandra Terry
Kali Thorne Ladd (with Brynn)
Felicia Tripp Folsom (with Amira Tripp Folsom)
Chabre Vickers
Nichole Watson
Ruby Joy White
Tiara Williams
Jamila Williams (with Jenna and Jordyn)
Desiree Williams-Rajee (with Laya)
Faith J. Wilson

PROJECT background

This photography project celebrates those who claim, reclaim and/or disrupt traditional constructs of black femininity in its many forms. The images captured mark an occasion where black women/femmes were seen, counted, loved and valued. This in and of itself is a political act.

The black women/femmes we are seeking represent a wide spectrum of difference (trans women, non-binary femmes, femmes, cis women, youth, elderly, people with a range of abilities — and everything and everyone in between).  It is in this spectrum where we find the beauty and power of black people.

The photographs focus on bringing out the natural vibrancy and radiance of black skin and the rich traditions of head wraps. Head wraps have a deep and complex history from their use as tools of oppression to literal crowns. This piece of fabric represents the resilience, resourcefulness and creativity that black women/femmes have employed as a method of survival and self-empowerment for centuries.

Photography Exhibit dates

Albina Queens Photo Booth

Photo booth pictures from the Albina Queens Photography Exhibit Launch Event on February 2nd 2019, at Wieden + Kennedy.