Makayla Camille was born in Harvey Illinois and fell in love with cameras at an early. From always being in the vicinity of a camera, Makayla always saw beauty in the little things. Those little things made her into, not only a photographer but a filmmaker as well. She is a portrait, editorial, and narrative photographer. Based in New York with an education in Studio Art and Film Studies. Makayla, in her photographs and films, utilizes her unique perspective and eye to capture beautiful and thought-provoking images. These thought-provoking images draw the viewer in and always keeps them coming back for more. Within Makayla's work she wants the beauty of the subject(s) depicted to be the main focus of the image. Makayla finds inspiration from the people around her and the stories each one tells. From the education that she has in film studies, the composition and feel of her images are very important. Within her images, Makayla brings in brown undertones to highlight the images. These brown undertones give the images a gritty and dreamlike sense that can be seen throughout her work.
Novel 2020, University of Missouri-Kansas City Gallery of Art, May 2020, 5015 Holmes St, Kansas City, MO 64110
Real Black, University of Missouri-Kansas City Gallery of Art, October 2020 - December 2020, 5015 Holmes St, Kansas City, MO 64110
5th Annual National Undergraduate Exhibition, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art (AKMA), April 2021 - June 2021, 2818 Frederick Ave, St. Joseph MO, 64506 
2021 UMKC Student Art Exhibition, University of Missouri-Kansas City Gallery of Art, April 2021 - May 2021, 5015 Holmes St, Kansas City, MO 64110
EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE BLACK, Rochester Brewing and Roasting, May  2021 - June 2021,  2129 Washington Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Flash Exhibition, Habitat Contemporary, June 2021, 2012 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108
2021 Kansas City Flatfile & Digitalfile, H&R Block Artspace, June 2021 - October 2021, 16 E. 43rd St, Kansas City, MO 64110
Bushwick Open Studios,  Fable Jones Studio, September 2021, 56 Bogart St. Studio 118, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Behind Closed Doors,  Curated By Jas Espinals/Art Gowanus Open Studios, October 2021, 298 Butler Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
What's Your Black, Heath Gallery & Fable Jones Studio, February 2022, 24 W 120th St. New York, NY 10027
SWEET AS SUGA, Black Girl Fight Club, August 2023, 366 W 46 St. New York, NY 10036
Dossier: Student Art Magazine, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2019
What is it like to feel?, ALWAYS IN A FUNK, 2020
Welcome to Solitude, ALWAYS IN A FUNK, 2020
LUNA ISSUE: 17, Luna Collective, 2022
Photos By:  Ari Bonner
Logo: Tracy Q
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