Naomi White is a feminist artist and educator working on ideas at the intersection of ecology and photography. She is the winner of PDN’s Objects of Desire award and has exhibited throughout North America and Europe, including with Tobey Fine Arts, Christopher Henry Gallery and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in New York; GE World Headquarters in Connecticut; Saatchi Art Gallery in Santa Monica; and the NAA Festival Novas Artes Associadas in Barcelos, Portugal, both Scope and Spectrum Art Fairs at Art Basel Miami, and Photo LA.
Her work has been published in PDN, The Brooklyn Rail, FAYN, and Uncertain States. White holds an MFA in Photography and Related Media from SVA in New York, and a BA in English Literature from San Francisco State. She is currently the Co-Chair of the photography department at the New York Film Academy in Burbank, California.
White investigates themes of consumerism and its aftermath, particularly through the material of plastic. Focusing on the transformative power of photography to affect desire and change, much of her work questions how we can shift our focus away from the current racist, capitalist model of domination to one of equity and collective voice, for the sake of all people, animals and the planet.