Tieshka K. Smith is a Philadelphia-based photographer, blogger, community activist, creator of the #RacismIsASickness anti-racism art installation, and producer/host of the #VoicesForRacialHealing podcast.
Over the last seven years, her photographs have been featured online, in print, and in galleries and other community spaces both on the East Coast and in the Midwest. A Philadelphia Assembled collaborating artist, her work is part of the groundbreaking Philadelphia Museum of Art's art and civic engagement group exhibition of the same name.
Her body of work explores questions of place making, racial and civic identity formation, how memories and values are shaped, and the impact that marginalization of people and ideas has on American life. It is her goal as an artist to facilitate dialogue and radical action around a range of socioeconomic issues that impact people living in urban communities. She utilizes as many tools at her disposal to challenge and disrupt the status quo.
A Chicago native, she is a graduate of Northwestern University and Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University. Visit her website, http://tieshkasmith.com for more information and links to her blogs, social media, and portfolio.