Kamal Badhey

Kamal Badhey

Kamal Badhey is an educator, photographer, and documentarian based in New York City. She is a member of the South Asian Women's Creative Collective and the Urban Photographers Association. Her work intersects with ideas of dispersal, diaspora and origin pilgrimages, using photography and the narratives of living and ‘deceased’ spaces and objects to stitch together stories. She has a Masters in Photography and Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a Masters in Museum Education from Bank Street College. As a community based educator at Parsons School of Design, Bronx Documentary Center, and the Center for Documentary Studies she creates learning experiences for both adults and youth in the realm of photography, and family history. She was a 2016-2017 Lewis Hine fellow and is currently a part of the Claremont Documentary Project Fellowship, a collaborative project documenting NYCHA housing in the South Bronx.

Kamal Badhey - Pose


Pose, 2016
Digital Prints
20"x 30"

Pose is community based project initiated as an afterschool program for 15 young girls boarding at the Arusha School, and evolved into a collaborative project involving local designers and tailors, where students’ drawings were materialized into fashion.

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Kamal Badhey and Karla Robinson - Land Witness

Land Witness

Kamal Badhey and Karla Robinson
Land Witness, 2019
Photography and poetry
20” x 30”

Land Witness is an artistic interpretation borne of poet, Karla Robinson and photographer, Kamal Badhey’s week-long journey visiting and critically engaging with two national landmarks -- Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and Rohwer War Relocation Center -- as part of the Civil Rights Educator Institute in Arkansas.

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