About

Akilah Townsend was born on the Southside of Chicago. Akilah was captivated by art, films and music videos at an early age and went on to teach herself photography and film. Akilah focuses her work on representation. Akilah is a director and photographer  based in Los Angeles and Chicago.

Select clients include Airbnb, Nike, Peloton, Pepsi, The New York Times, Square, Comcast, Best Buy, Time Magazine, Jordan Brand, Peloton, and FADER, amongst others. 

Read more about Akilah here:

https://theluupe.com/blog/how-akilah-townsend-photographed-squares-powerful-campaign-amplifying-black-owned-businesses

https://www.booooooom.com/2021/03/05/photographer-spotlight-akilah-townsend/

https://design.squareup.com/us/en/articles/creator-series-02-akilah-townsend

https://southsideweekly.com/south-side-photographer-akilah-townsend-captures-the-palette-of-the-city/

https://blackwomenphotographers.com/interviews/photos-from-black-women-photographers-that-embody-community-in-2021

https://www.mefeater.com/25-black-women-photographers-you-should-know-about/

Instagram.com/killls

akilah.townsend3@gmail.com

7738852627


Supported by Wonderful Machine


Self Portrait - 2020

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