Adraint Khadafhi Bereal is a photographer and director from Waco, TX (b.1998) based in NY. Prior to graduating college he showcased his first series of images titled ‘1.7’, which aimed to understand the experience of Black men at UT Austin, at the George Washington Carver Museum in East Austin. In May 2020 he received his BFA in Design from The University of Texas at Austin. In 2020 he released his first book, ‘The Black Yearbook’, an exploration of 100 essays/interviews plus 200 film images he captured throughout the year. Following, he has written articles and captured photographs for publications such as NY Times, The Atlantic, VICE Media, The Texas Tribune, and others.
In Spring 2023, his second book, “The Black Yearbook” will be published by Penguin Random House. In this photographic novel, he contextualizes the academic and social experiences of Black students on a national scale covering public/private, HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities), community colleges, and trade schools. This work aims to question the value of a college education and provoke meaningful conversation around the Black experience.