Minneapolis, MN | Photographer
Nancy Musinguzi is a Minneapolis-based visual artist dedicating her practice to documentary photography and photojournalism. Her work is primarily concerned with the cultural representation of marginal communities in media and place in American society. Exploring the intersection of music, art, technology and activism, Musinguzi uses her lens to document her experiences from a first-generation African American perspective.
Musinguzi’s background in Cultural Anthropology and Political Science as well as a personal relationship to the history of African American documentary photography, has significantly influenced the subversive sincerity of her visual practice. Musinguzi understands that the responsibility of rendering minorities with integrity and complexity shouldn’t solely be left to mainstream media. Musinguzi seeks to subsume people of color into the broader conversation of beauty, through documenting their everyday life. Like her predecessors, Musinguzi uses her camera to capture the disturbing, and the alluring. Her work has been commissioned and exhibited by a variety of digital and print platforms like VSCO, XXL Magazine, Source Magazine, The African Lens, Greenroom Magazine and CMJ. She has installed her work in several group and solo exhibitions with Casket Arts, The McKnight Foundation, Target Corporation, The National Association of Black Journalists, Cicely Tyson School of the Performing Arts, PLOT Gallery, Winona State University and Open Doors Citywide Festival 2016.