Kara Mshinda

Photo by Naomieh Jovin.

Kara Mshinda (b. 1978) is a visual anthropologist who creates photo-based artworks about identity, memory, and embodiment in public spaces. Mshinda is an alumna of Temple University (‘07) and is best known for using collage, collaborative portraiture, and alternative photo processes to document graffiti, children at play, candid social encounters, and the material culture of daily life. Mshinda is a Principal Collaborator of GrioXArts, a studio-based space at Cherry Street Pier that focuses on building community via process-based art education.

Last updated: Jun 17, 2024