Njaimeh Njie (b. 1988, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a photographer, filmmaker, and multimedia producer. Her work explores social justice through documenting and centering the everyday experiences of groups who are often pushed to the margins. She earned her B.A in Film and Media Studies from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010, going on to teach high school English for three years before transitioning into a career in media making.
Her first solo project, Power(ed) by Grace: Musings on Black Womanhood was a photo and video exploration of black women’s lives in Pittsburgh. The project debuted as a solo show at Boom Concepts in 2015, and went on to be featured in group shows at venues including the Silver Eye Center for Photography (Pittsburgh, PA), Gallery 102 at George Washington University (Washington D.C) and the Dillard University Art Gallery (New Orleans, LA). The project was featured in media outlets including the Huffington Post, the Carnegie Museum of Art blog, the Ace Hotel Blog, Blavity, and the New Pittsburgh Courier.
Since 2015, Njaimeh has had film work screened in the Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Festival, and the Black Bottom Film Festival. She has contributed photo and editorial content to Public Source and Jenesis Magazine, collaborated with organizations such as Radiant Hall and the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh on curatorial projects, and participated in group shows through her membership in Women of Visions, Inc.
Njaimeh is the founder of Eleven Stanley Productions, which is a multimedia production company dedicated to nonfiction storytelling. She has been named a 2018 Creator of the Year in Pittsburgh by the Creative Industries Network, a New Pittsburgh Courier 40 Under 40 Award recipient(2016), received two Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh grants (2015, 2017), and has been acknowledged by Whirl Magazine, ModCloth, and Pittsburgh Women Make It, among others. Currently she is working with residents in Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood to develop a series of mural installations commissioned as part of the Temporary Placemaking and Public Art project, through the Office of Public Art and Neighborhood Allies.