Through monochromatic imagery, Nīa MacKnight highlights the power of the spirit within times of social unrest.  Her approach to visual storytelling is informed by the raw beauty of realism, formal elements of poetry, and the rhythm of instinctual knowledge.  MacKnight explores topics such as urban Indigeneity, experiences of the maternal, and the kinship between humans and non-human beings within the natural world.  Her commissioned work has been featured in The New York Times, National Public Radio, Al Jazeera, High Country News and Environmental Health News.

MacKnight has been a Photo-Educator for six years, and has taught Photography workshops across the world.  She studied Photography at San Francisco Art Institute, holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from California State University Dominguez Hills, and a Master’s in Social and Cultural Analysis in Education from California State University, Long Beach.  

She is currently based in the greater Los Angeles area, and is available for assignment. For all inquiries please contact