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Artist Biography


Micaiah Carter by Ben Rosenzweig

American photographer/director, Micaiah Carter, has quickly emerged as one of the most recognized artists of his time. His oeuvre, captured with sophisticated palette and light, communicates honesty and raw emotion that looks and feels utterly timeless – equal parts nostalgia, forward-looking, yet, completely of the moment. 

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. 

Carter’s work transcends the page and screen, blending fine art, fashion, portraiture, and street photography. His inspired imagery of Black men and women has helped illuminate the significant void in representation, on both sides of the camera. Carter is one of several leading artists advancing these important issues. In addition to his work, he is one of the founders of See in Black, an artist collective highlighting and supporting the advancement of Black photographers. Carter’s contributions have already expanded, accelerated, and enriched the evolution of contemporary art.
He has shot for publications such as Vogue, WSJ, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, GQ, and Wonderland, among others. His commercial clients include brands such as Pyer Moss, Nike, Apple, Thom Browne, MAC, Warby Parker, Spotify, and Samsung.
His fine art prints are in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts as well as numerous private art collections. 
Micaiah Carter is based in Los Angeles and New York. 



Micaiah Carter

American Black Beauty, Vol. 1 - SN37, New York
Feb 11 - Mar 27, 2022


What's My Name Book Review

Wall Street Journal
Sep 16, 2023

Creative Review

Micaiah Carter’s new exhibition mixes fashion shots with personal stories
Feb 11, 2022


Micaiah Carter’s first solo show is a poignant exploration of his roots
Feb 11, 2022

W Magazine

In His Debut Solo Show, Micaiah Carter Explores the Nuances of Healing
Feb 10, 2022


Micaiah Carter’s photos capture the beauty and banality of Black life
Feb 10, 2022


Photographer Micaiah Carter brings representation through portraits and high fashion in new Seaport exhibition
Feb 09, 2022

The New York Times

Micaiah Carter Photographs Brad Pitt
Sep 04, 2019

Esquire UK

Micaiah Carter: LaKeith Stanfield Cover Story
Aug 15, 2019


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

The New York Times

Micaiah Carter Photographs Tilda Swinton
May 22, 2019


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


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


Micaiah Carter: My Year in Photos
Dec 21, 2018


Micaiah Carter

Los Angeles County Museum: Unframed
Feb 04, 2023

Micaiah Carter

New Monograph by PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE Fall 2023
Dec 13, 2022

Micaiah Carter

A Picture Gallery of the Soul at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota
September 13th - December 10, 2022

Micaiah Carter

A Picture Gallery of the Soul curated by Howard Oransky
Sep 13, 2022

Micaiah Carter

American Black Beauty, Vol. 1
Feb 11, 2022

Micaiah Carter

Family Album Exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Jan 13, 2022

Micaiah Carter

LACMA acquires Micaiah Carter work for permanent collection
Oct 26, 2021

Micaiah Carter

Exhibition at the Naughton Gallery in Northern Ireland Summer 2021
Jul 15, 2021

Micaiah Carter

British Journal of Photography’s Ones to Watch for 2020
Aug 31, 2020

Micaiah Carter

Feb 28, 2020

Micaiah Carter

The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion
Dec 23, 2019

Micaiah Carter

Bass Museum presents MICKALENE THOMAS: Better Nights
Dec 01, 2019

Micaiah Carter

Nov 19, 2019

Micaiah Carter

The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion
Oct 02, 2019

Micaiah Carter

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

Micaiah Carter

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


Micaiah Carter

What's My Name
Fall 2023

Micaiah Carter

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion
Oct 15, 2019