The Reviews Are In…

Check out some of the feedback we’ve received since launching Memory on May Day:


New Model Minority: “The Freshest Thing Since Honey Magazine.”

Afrolicious: “Because it’s created by Black women and for Black women, I get a distinct feeling of intimacy within a genre where we are constantly struggling to prove our worth. I feel honored to be a part of this visual conversation and elated that people showed up. It’s all rather powerful, especially as the photos are placed against each photographer’s words and phrases from authors including Kasi Lemmons, Zora Neale Hurston, Zadie Smith, Angela Shannon and Toni Morrison. “

Crunk Feminists: This digital photography mag grew out of a twitter conversation between three 20-something sisters; the first issue on “Memory” is visually stunning and showcases the diversity of Black art.



National Black Programming Consortium: “We are enjoying the inaugural issue of the online photo mag from Mambu Badu | Photography Collective. Such meaningful images, and such well chosen sparse prose, we adore it: http://bit.ly/lFacTx. And that cover speaks so succinctly to the first chosen theme of memory. Do share this!”

We couldn’t do this without your support. Thank you to everyone who has been reading the magazine and spreading the word.

We are definitely planning future calls for entry so be sure to subscribe to our posts, follow us on Twitter (@mambubadu), ‘like’ us on Facebook, and email us (themambubadu@gmail.com) to stay up-to-date on the latest news from Mambu Badu.

Mambu Badu: The Inaugural Edition is Here


(Click photo to launch magazine.)

Due to some technical difficulties, we’re a day late but the inaugural edition of the Mambu Badu PDF magazine is now live! Thank you to everyone who submitted work, to the photographers who appear in these pages, to people who retweeted us, liked us on Facebook and sent us words of encouragement through letters. It’s much appreciated and we’re grateful for the support.

We love feedback so if you have any comments, questions, or concerns, don’t hesitate to let us know: themambubadu [at] gmail [dot] com.

Happy May Day!

We are definitely planning future calls for entry so be sure to subscribe to our posts, follow us on Twitter (@mambubadu), ‘like’ us on Facebook, and email us (themambubadu [at] gmail [dot] com) to stay up-to-date on the latest news from Mambu Badu.