DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Noelle Théard is a freelance photographer and educator. She holds an M.A. in African Diaspora Studies from Florida International University, a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, and a certificate in advanced studies from the Spéos Photographic Institute in Paris, France. She is currently pursing an MFA in Photography from Parsons The New School for Design.
Her photographic work on hip-hop culture has taken her to South America, South Africa, and Europe. Her images of Latin American hip-hop are featured in the Miami Herald’s award-winning series “A Rising Voice: Afro-Latin Americans,” and her images of hip-hop in South Africa are published in the anthology Native Tongues: An African Hip-Hop Reader.
Her professional practices are wide ranging and include co-directorship of FotoKonbit, a non-profit organization created to engage and empower Haitians to tell their own stories and document their communities through photography. She also founded a photography program at the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art. Théard is currently an adjunct professor in the African Diaspora Studies program at Florida International University, where she teaches two classes: “Africa in Films” and “African Visual Arts.”