Creative direction for Social change
Creating Justice for Black and Brown Teens
Amanda D. King is a conceptual artist, activist, and legal scholar on the front lines of the ideological tension between the state and the state of black America. Her artistic practice involves analog photography, creative direction, public art and arts education as activism. Her work explores black subjectivity and seeks to awaken society to the enduring struggles and residual strengths of black people. She is interested in the nexus between the individual experiences of black folks and the systemic issues of race, gender, and socioeconomics that affect us all. In a society that weaponizes blackness to maintain white supremacy, she uses imagery as force to compel racial equity and justice.
Amanda has a law degree from Case Western Reserve where she received the Martin Luther King Jr., Diane Ethics, and Dean’s Community Service Awards. She uses her public platform and creative talents to advocate for systemic change in Cleveland’s public policy and arts ecosystem.