Rahim Fortune

Rahim Fortune is a fine art and documentary photographer from the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma. Fortune uses photography to ask fundamental questions about American identity, as part of a new generation of photographers who are reclaiming America’s photographic history, uncovering the ways that racial injustice has acted in the past and the present to shape American visual identity. Focusing on the narratives of individual families and communities, he explores shifting geographies of migration and resettlement, and the way that these histories are written on the landscapes of Texas and the American South. Fortune is based between Austin, TX and Brooklyn, NY and shoots regularly for publications including the New York Times, Rolling Stone, i-D, TIME, Wall Street Journal and more.


Digital Issue 19: Rahim Fortune – I can’t stand to see you cry