About Me

Zakiyyah Woods is a photojournalist and street photographer from Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, NY. She began developing and nurturing her love of photography as an undergraduate student at Benedict College, an HBCU in Columbia, SC and continues using her skills behind the camera as a Masters in Engagement Journalism candidate at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in NYC . When she is not documenting the world around her, Zakiyyah enjoys turning the camera on herself and her family, especially her son.

 Zakiyyah is an FAA certified drone pilot, a member of Black Women Photographers, The Luupe, a member of the New York Association of Black Journalists and the 2022-2023 president of the Newmark Association of Black Journalists. Her work has been published in Reuters, Business Insider, Gothamist/WNYC, The Luupe and The New York Times and NPR. Some of Zakiyyah's clients include Volunteers of America NYC and Community Heroes Photoville exhibition. She was also the official campaign photographer for Khari O. Edwards during his run for Brooklyn Borough President. 

Zakiyyah is available for assignments.



Phone Number: (646) 470-4056

Instagram: @lens.on.swivel

Twitter: @lensonswivel

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