venerdì 14 ottobre 2016


Ozier Muhammad is a photojournalist who has been on the staff of The New York Times since 1992. He has also worked for Ebony Magazine, The Charlotte Observer, and Newsday. He earned a B.A. in 1972 in photography from Columbia College Chicago.
In 1984, Muhammad won the George Polk Award for News Photography.
As a photographer for Newsday, Muhammad won the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting in 1985, along with the reporters Josh Friedman and Dennis Bell, for their series on the plight of the hungry in Africa.
He was selected as a photographer for the 1990 project Songs of My People.
Muhammad is a grandson of Elijah Muhammad, a founder of the Nation of Islam.
He was formerly married to Dr. Kimberly Muhammad-Earl, a director of special projects at the Chicago Board of Education. Ozier is the father of two children. His son Khalil wrote “The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America,” and will be the new director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

All images © Ozier Muhammad

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