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Kendrick Brinson (b. 1983) is a freelance documentary, commercial, and editorial photographer based out of Los Angeles, CA (though she was born and raised in the South, y’all).
Her 5th grade superlative was “Most Humorous” and her 12th grade superlative was “Most Original.” Rapper Snoop Dogg kindly gave her the nickname “Strawberry Shortcake” and rapper Young Thug dubbed her “Kendrick Like Lamar.”
She worked full-time as a staff photographer for newspapers for a couple of years after receiving a journalism degree from the University of Georgia in 2005. In 2007, she co-founded LUCEO Images, a six-person photographic cooperative. During her five years with LUCEO, she worked on multimedia and photographic projects both alone and as part of a team, and she also shot assignment work for national and international magazines and newspapers, as well. Her duties outside of photography included managing press and social media, through which she amassed more than 6,300 fans on LUCEO’s Facebook page and more than 7,000 followers on Twitter. Kendrick has been recognized and interviewed by The New York Times Lens Blog, Photoshelter and ASMP Bulletin, among others, for her success in engaging the photographic community through social media.
Her current photographic interests include exploring the relationship between people and place, the rap industry, aging in the retirement paradise of Sun City, Arizona, for which she received the 2011 Houston Center for Photography Fellowship, as well as a nod by Critical Mass and inclusion in the 2011 Noorderlicht Photofestival. From 2010 to 2011, “Sun City: Life After Life” was displayed in eight gallery exhibitions. She was also interviewed by both TIME Magazine and The New York Times for this ongoing body of work.
Kendrick’s clients include TIME Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Atlanta Magazine, CNN, Billboard, Le Monde, AARP, NPR, US News & World Report, and The FADER, among others.
She has lectured on and led workshops long-term documentary projects, keeping passion for work, and the business of photography at The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, Western Kentucky University, Ohio University, University of Miami, at the News Photographers Association of Canada’s annual event, Field Trip, and Roberto Mata Taller de Fotografia in Venezuela.
LOS ANGELES, CA
View and license images from Kendrick’s archive here.