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Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin (b. 1977) is a Los Angeles based photographer whose work focuses on the urban environment. By exploring the relationship between a neighborhood’s physical composition and the lives of those who inhabit it, his photo essays tell stories that are often taken for granted by the casual observer. He was accepted into and attended the 2018 New York Times Portfolio Review and has had photography featured in Curbed LA, The New York Times, KCET, and Slate France. He was also one of Time Magazine's 12 African American Photographers to Follow in 2017.

Published Work

Curbed L.A.

'The Best Koreatown outside Korea'.
When Nat King Cole moved in.
The female powerhouse who developed 1920s Downtown LA.
Loren Miller Feature
Mapped: LA’s last remaining Green Book locations
Soul of the City: Leimert Park
Foreign Land: SF Valley

KCET Artbound

In the Dark: Los Angeles at Night
In Plain Sight: Lincoln Heights
In Plain Sight: Koreatown/Westlake
In Plain Sight: DTLA

Subjectively Objective

Mini Monograph Series, Volume 32

Kozu Books

Forsaken Volume 01: Neighbourhood Studies

Exhibitions, Awards, & Presentations

The Dean Collection X Bacardi Rum Room, Los Angeles

November 5th, 2018
Avenue LA
1601 Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles 90028


June 08, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd.Dunedin, FL 34698 - USA

The New York Times Portfolio Review

2018 NYT Portfolio Review

Northern Eye Photography Festival

Featured Photographer (Oct 9th, 2017- Oct 21st, 2017)

Lucie Foundation

2017 Emerging Artist Scholarship Shortlist

All City: A Photographic Portrait of Los Angeles

January 13th, 2017 - January 31st, 2017
Espacio 1839
1839 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Songs of My People: 25 Years Later

February 6th, 2017 - March 3rd, 2017
Gallery 102
801 22nd St. NW Washington DC 20052

The Photographer’s Eye: North of the 101

February 15th, 2017
Los Angeles Central Library
Presentation in Meeting Room A


The Candid Frame

The Candid Frame #404 - Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin

Slate France

Hollywood life, off camera

The New York Times Lens Blog

The Real Hollywood, Without the Glamour

Time Magazine

12 African American Photographers You Should Follow Right Now

Fraction Magazine

Fraction Magazine 9th Anniversary Issue

L.A. Taco

The Displacement Engine
Foreign Land
East Hollywood & Echo Park Story

All Cities are Beautiful


Asymmetric Magazine