Abdi Ibrahim is a 24 year old Somali-American photographer based in Los Angeles. Raised in Seattle, Ibrahim is the son of two immigrants. He began shooting film photography around 17 and began exploring his neighborhood and community. Shooting in a predominantly Black and Brown neighborhood, he shoots his subjects in their most natural states. Creating images that tell a story and a surreal look that is still meant to be rooted in reality. A cross between documentary and conceptual photography.
His work has been published in the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, I-D Magazine, and many other publications. Ibrahim is also a film and commercial director and has done work for Apple Music, NPR Tiny Desk, and The Fader.