Naomi White is an abolitionist feminist, artist, and educator, working on ideas at the intersection of political ecology and photography. Throughout her work White addresses an array of contemporary issues, asking how we can shift our focus away from the current capitalist model of exploitation, to one of equity and collective voice, for all people, animals and the planet.
White is the winner of PDN’s Objects of Desire award, and a finalist for the Hopper Prize, 2023. She has exhibited throughout North America and Europe, including art fairs Scope Miami, Spectrum Miami, and Photo LA. Her work has been published in PDN, The Brooklyn Rail, Cut Me Up, FAYN, and Uncertain States. White has lectured at the Center for Ethics at Cal Poly Pomona, Santa Monica City College, and UCLA Extension. White holds an MFA in Photography and Related Media from SVA in New York, a Post Baccalaureate in Photography from the San Francisco Art institute, and a BA in English Literature from San Francisco State.
White is the faculty chair of the photography department at NYFA in Burbank. Teaching is an essential part of her artistic practice. She teaches classes exploring theoretical and historical concerns, graduate seminars, FAYN magazine, curation, and collage.