Johanne Rahaman


Johanne Rahaman

Fishing near Lake Okeechobee, in Pahokee, 2016
Digital photograph
Edition of 7
20 x 15”

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Johanne Rahaman is a Trinidadian-born, Miami-based documentary photographer and founder of the ongoing project, BlackFlorida, a living archive that examines shifting urban and rural Black communities throughout Florida. Compelled by a lack of nuance in the media, Rahaman started documenting these communities that mirror her hometown – the Laventille Hills of Trinidad, offering a snapshot of everyday moments – to date spanning 40+ communities from Key West to Jacksonville.

Rahaman’s work has appeared in several media outlets, including New Yorker Magazine, Vogue, National Geographic, Hyperallergic, Slate, Jezebel, HuffPost, Fusion Network, Miami NewTimes, Orlando Weekly, and on WLRN Miami and WMFE Orlando. She has been published in Oxford American , Photo District News, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora.

Rahaman has exhibited in group and solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Malaysia, Switzerland, and currently in the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda.