june canedo de souza 

                                book, film, photography
& other works  


June Canedo de Souza is an artist based in between New York and Los Angeles.

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. The project was exhibited at Larrie in New York and featured in Vogue, Wallstreet Journal, iD Magazine, and W Magazine.

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
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 Historial 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, Netflix2019 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 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