Zakiyyah Woods is a multi-focused photographer from Brooklyn, NY that pulls influences from the world surrounding her. As a young girl, she spent hours thumbing through the family photo albums and bag of loose prints in her Nana's photo cabinet admiring the immortalized moments of relatives and friends past and present but it wasn't until she enrolled in her first photography class at Benedict College that Zakiyyah was able to study her craft and begin polishing her photographic eye.
Zakiyyah continues to use her talents behind the lens to capture stories of pain, joy and everything in between and embraces her obligation as a visual storyteller and "photo-activist" to ensure the stories of the black community are documented and reported accurately.
Zakiyyah's work has been featured on Insider.com, Reuters.com, in print for BLK CRWN Magazine and the Butter Roll vol. 001 zine.