The Kwame Brathwaite Archive, a 501(c)3, was established to preserve the works of photographer Kwame Brathwaite and to further his mission to show "the beauty of our people" and to preserve black culture. With a career spanning over six decades, Brathwaite became known as the "Keeper of the Images". His archive documents the history of African and African American culture, throughout the diaspora. With a global reach and a focus on the intersection of politics, fashion, music and activism, his work provides a view into history that is vital to the present day conversation around equity and empowerment. The goal of the organization is to preserve, educate and elevate. In doing so the Archive aims to serve as a source of education while continuing to inspire the next generation of creators in whatever form they choose to empower others.




Kwame S. Brathwaite

Director, The Kwame Brathwaite Archive


Robynn Brathwaite

Chief Archivist, The Kwame Brathwaite Archive




You can participate in the preservation of the photography, writings and ephemera of Kwame Brathwaite. When complete, this will be one of the most significant archives of the last 70 years of music, art, fashion, politics and culture. A source of inspiration and education to the next generation of creators with a focus on equity and empowerment. To donate to The Kwame Brathwaite Archive click here.




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