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Endia Beal

Social Justice Champion. Artist. Cultural Visionary.

Endia Beal

Endia Beal, a Sony Artist of Imagery, is a North Carolina-based photographer, curator, and author. Her photography and videos merge fine art with social justice to reveal often overlooked and unappreciated experiences unique to people of color.


Through her creative projects and signature mix of candor and wit, she takes audiences on journeys of discovery - helping shine the light on underrepresented people and showing us the ways in which prejudice and unconscious bias can creep into communication.  Her goal is to help us see each other, understand what we bring to any encounter, and find ways to move forward with more grace and light.


Endia’s work has captured the imagination of pop culture and academia, with features in The New York Times, NBC, Huffington Post, and National Geographic.  Endia has also been profiled in TIME magazine, the Financial Times Weekend Magazine, VICE, Essence, The Atlantic, and Newsweek. Her projects have been exhibited in prestigious institutions including the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, New Orleans Museum of Art, and Aperture Foundation. Beal’s photographs are in private and public collections, such as The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the National Museum of African American History & Culture, in Washington, DC.


Endia is a fellow of the Center for Curatorial Leadership and she has completed residencies at Harvard Art Museums, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and the McColl Center for Art + Innovation. She has received grants from the Magnum Foundation and the Open Society Foundation, among others. Beal holds a dual BFA in Art History and Studio Art with a concentration in photography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she earned an MFA in Photography from Yale University School of Art.

Endia Beal

You.  Me.  Us:  Stories for a Diverse World


Artist, curator, and author, Endia Beal engages her audience through her unique voice, humor, and unyielding desire for people to see humanity in one another. Endia understands that change is difficult and that many of the biases and prejudices each of us carry around are often unconscious.  Rather than finger pointing, Endia creates social experiments, placing people in situations that enable them to interact with each other, and explore all sides of the encounter. She documents the experiences in photographs and films and brings them to life on stage. For the participants and the audiences who experience their stories through photographic exhibits, films and talks, the result is often one of revelation.

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Photos: courtesy Endia Beal

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Seen & Heard

Podcast

Podcast

Sony Alpha Photographers Podcast:

Artist and Sony Artisan Endia Beal 

Podcast

Podcast

Black Shutter: 

EP 31 • Endia Beal

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