A R A B A  S. A N K U M A

Araba Ankuma is a Ghanaian-American creative director and visual storyteller. As an artist working internationally, she seeks to draw cross-cultural connections between humans worldwide by illuminating their invisible narratives.

In January 2017, Ankuma established ASA Productions, LLC., dedicated to the promotion and production of visual content by artists of color. Since its conception, ASA has expanded to service visual content curation and design needs for brands and small businesses building out their virtual identity.

photo by Emily Lipson 


The New Black Vanguard, Les Recontres De La Photographie, Église Sainte-Anne, Arles, France 2021
JUST ENOUGH, Peach Studio NYC, Queens New York, USA 2021
Patricia & Howard Silverstein 2017 Havana Studio Abroad, Charles Addams Gallery, Philadelphia, USA 2017
Visual Studies Senior Thesis Exhibition, Fox Gallery, Philadelphia, US, 2017
Chi Boys, YO:U, Chicago, USA, 2017
HUMAN: Projections of Intersectionality, Philomathean Society, Philadelphia, USA, 2016

“Get Bodied: Recapturing the Body Image”, "Rise and Run" TEDxPenn Conference, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, USA, 2017
"Invisible. Invincible”, TEDxPenn Launch Event, Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), Philadelphia, USA, 2016

send nudes®: The FIRST 100. May 2021. Print.
1854 British Journal of Photography. December 2020. Print
send nudes®: VOLUME V. October 2020. Print
Reframing the Future photographic print sale, fundraising initiative, 2020.
send nudes: VOLUME IV November, 2017. Print
send nudes: VOLUME I May, 2017. Print
Off Kilter Magazine, “Barry Farms” photo essay, Issue 004: A New Era, December 2019

The Patricia & Howard Silverstein Photography Studio Abroad Grant, 2017
The Marian Anderson Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, 2017
Seltzer Family Digital Media Grant, 2016

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