Johanne Rahaman’s Stunning Photos Capture the Faces of Black Florida

Johanne Rahaman’s Stunning Photos Capture the Faces of Black Florida

Now based in Miami, self-taught photographer Johanne Rahaman spends her weekends traveling the state to photograph low-income and working-class black communities that remind her of growing up in Trinidad. The project, Black Florida, began in Liberty City last year and has taken her as far north as Palatka, near Jacksonville. She says, "Going to the communities I photograph, it gives me something that Miami does not — something real, something that’s so honest.”


Rahaman’s full photographic archive can be found at blackflorida.org. Johanne Rahaman’s photography is supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.


Now based in Miami, self-taught photographer Johanne Rahaman spends her weekends traveling the state to photograph low-income and working-class black communities that remind her of growing up in Trinidad. The project, Black Florida, began in Liberty City last year and has taken her as far north as Palatka, near Jacksonville. She says, "Going to the communities I photograph, it gives me something that Miami does not — something real, something that’s so honest.”

Rahaman’s full photographic archive can be found at blackflorida.org. Johanne Rahaman’s photography is supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

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