June Canedo de Souza is an artist based in between New York and Los Angeles. Her work combines personal history with historical research to discuss the particularities of migration and its effects on the human psyche. As migration is often a result of displacement and disenfranchisement, her research pays particular attention to the two.
June was raised in Brazil and in South Carolina. In 2014, she released her first photography project titled ‘Brazilian Girls’, an archive of the women of Brazil. Canedo de Souza has since exhibited at The New Orleans Museum of Art, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Fotografiska, MoMA PS1 Artbook, and more. In 2020, she released her first book titled ‘mara kuya’, a photography book that explores aspects of migration and family separation that are often overlooked, namely the mental health of children from mixed-status families. ‘mara kuya’ was shortlisted for the Aperture Foundation Photobook Award 2020.

June Canedo de Souza is one of three founding members of Chroma, a creative studio that centers the work of women of color. Chroma offers strategies for innovative programming, visual content, immersive experiences, effective partnerships, and community empowerment.

Selected clients include The New York Times, American Vogue, TIME, iD Magazine, Nike, Google, Netflix

Selected Commissions and Publications
2020 The ‘Mexican Beverly Hills’ The New York Times
2019 The Quinceanera Redefined, The New York Times
2019 First Generation Mothers and Daughters, Dazed Magazine
2019 CFDA Nominees, Vogue
2019 Kimberly Drew Is a Curator of Black Art and Experiences, The New York Times
2019 Yalitza Aparicio of Roma, Vogue 2019 In Films That Bring Under Acknowledged Histories to the Fore, Tourmaline Fills in the Gap in the Historical Archive, Art News
2019 New Workers of the World, Bloomberg BusinessWeek
2019 Tayla Parx Helped Ariana Grande Evolve. Now It’s Her Turn, The New York Times 2019 Terri Lyne Carrington on the Power of Betting on Yourself, The New York Times
2019 Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson’s Fight to Free Incarcerated Trans Women of Color is Far from Over, Vogue 
2019 Making Public Art a Contender, The New York Times
2019 Cecilia Suarez of House of Flowers, Netflix
2019 How PeacePlayers Makes Us Think Differently About the Power of Sport, Nike

2018 Young Jean Lee, First Asian-American woman to write a play produced on Broadway, TIME
2018 Kelsey Lu is Never Bored, Ssense
2018 Halima Aden, Calvin Klein & Vogue

2019 Barragán
2018 Barragán
2018 Telfar
2017 Barragán

Selected Press
2020 Favorite PhotoBooks by Sara Urbaez, Lens Culture
2020 PhotoBooks of the year by Christopher McCall, Photobook Store UK
2020 Beachhead, Cultured Magazine
2020 mara kuya, Vogue
2020 mara kuya, W Magazine
2020 mara kuya, Wall Street Journal
2020 mara kuya, iD Magazine
2020 Leaders, Adidas Originals
2019 ‘For Us, by Us’: Inside the New Social Spaces for People of Color, The New York Times
2018 Ones to Watch, It’s Nice That
2017 Meet June Canedo, The Brazilian Photographer Injecting A New Energy Into Fashion, The Fader