About The Artist

Nitashia Johnson

Nitashia Johnson graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in 2008 and went on to become a 2012 alumna of Texas Woman’s University with a BFA in Design Communication. She is also a first-round Sony Alpha Female Creator-in-Residence. 

Nitashia is the creator of The Self Publication, a photographic series created to uplift the black community while dismantling harsh stereotypes associated with the culture, and The Smart Project, a creative after-school program for artistic teens.​ She's also an independent graphic designer, photographer, and video artist who loves to collaborate with others. Her unwavering passion for design and photography is remarkable.

 

She is an alumna of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in the Art & Design Education program at the Rhode Island School of Design. 

The artist is currently working as a full-time graphic designer and photographer while developing a community-based media arts program for high creative school teens. 

The artist is a contributor for The New York Times and was featured in the company's summer article “Self-Portraits: 27 Black Photographers Reflect Themselves and America. Her photographic work has been included in NBC News, The Marshall Project, and the Dallas Morning News. Some of her latest speaking engagements included "The Generation NEXT Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow," for Black WomXn's Health, a webinar called “How to tell powerful stories to amplify your brand”  for Black Girl Ventures, and Story Telling for Change, Voices of the Black Community" with Photographers Without Borders.