My photography reflects a passion for social justice and activism. My images capture urban settings and the cultural and artistic tensions which evolve in these rapidly changing environments. My work ranges from images of street taggers and muralist, to portraits of street people and the structural and architectural evolution which symbolizes gentrification and the uprooting of disenfranchised communities.
Ujamaa Studios: Ujamaa is a Swahili term for cooperative economics and familyhood. Ujamaa Studio’s mission is to support the work of historically disenfranchised artist; especially those impacted by America’s system of mass incarceration. The studio promotes the work of its owner, photographer & archival custom picture framer Onaje Benjamin, and seeks partnerships and projects to promote individuals and organizations which support social justice and the arts.
Onaje Benjamin - Photography
On View: Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 9 Vassar Street, Studio 26