ABOUT:
A graduate of Columbia University (Chemistry degree), Cetywa Powell is a documentary filmmaker.

As a photographer, Cetywa has been published in the New York Times. Additional recognitions include an Honorable Mention in the 2016 and 2015 International Photography Awards, a 2016 ND Awards Honorable Mention, a 2016 finalist in the Shoot the Frame portrait contest, a 2013 National Geographic Daily Dozen selection, and a 2014 and 2017 National Geographic Editor's Favorite Pick. Four photographs have been selected for sale by the Duncan Miller Gallery in Santa Monica, CA (through their YourDailyPhotograph.com site). Cetywa has also been part of exhibitions at galleries in France, New York, Los Angeles, Maryland, Virginia, Hungary, Florida, the Trieste airport in Italy, Vermont and Texas.

EXHIBITIONS/RECOGNITIONS
2017 - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC "EDITOR'S FAVORITE" PICK FOR THE PHOTO June 1st 2017
2017 - PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION, REDONDO BEACH, CA, VIA CA 101 June 3rd-11th, 2017
2017 - PHOTO IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, "CALIFORNIA TODAY" SECTION March 15th, 2017 issue
2017 - PHOTO IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, "CALIFORNIA TODAY" SECTION Jan 9th, 2017 issue
2017 - PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION, NEW YORK, TREAT GALLERY Jan 17-Feb 5, 2017

2016 - ND AWARDS, HONORABLE MENTION (CATEGORY: CHILDREN) Playdate, 7-year old Samuel
2016 - SHADOW & LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE, NOV/DEC ISSUE Fog on the beach photos
2016 - INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, HONORABLE MENTION: Category: Culture
2016 - PHOTO INCLUDED IN THE Touch.My.Prints MAGAZINE ISSUE 5
2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION, ONE EYELAND GALLERY Pushing the Rock photo
2016 - FINALIST IN THE MAY "SHOOT THE FRAME" Portrait Contest
2016 - TERRABELLAMEDIA "HUMAN HAND" PHOTO CONTEST Winning Entry
2016 - THE DROWNING GULL LITERARY JOURNAL, MAY ISSUE 2 photos selected
2016 - SHADOW & LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE, JAN ISSUE The Art of Burlesque photos
2016 - MONOVISIONS B&W PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE, JAN 14TH The Art of Burlesque photos

2015 - DIGITAL PHOTO MAGAZINE Travel and Scenics Photo Contest Finalist
2015 - INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, HONORABLE MENTION: Category: Children
2015 - PHOTO SELECTED FOR SALE 8/29: by the Duncan Miller Gallery via YourDailyPhotograph.com
2015 - PHOTO SELECTED FOR SALE 7/29: by the Duncan Miller Gallery via YourDailyPhotograph.com
2015 - F-STOP MAGAZINE, JUNE-JULY ISSUE: Humans vs. Nature issue. (See photo).
2015 - "WET WEATHER" ONLINE EXHIBITION - Don't take pictures magazine May 27th 2015 - Aug 25, 2015
2015 - PHOTO SELECTED FOR SALE 4/15: by the Duncan Miller Gallery via YourDailyPhotograph.com
2015 - JURIED EXHIBITION, TEXAS - A. Smith Gallery, Texas May 22 to June 28, 2015
2015 - JURIED EXHIBITION, VERMONT - Darkroom Gallery Feb 26th - Mar 22nd, 2015
2015 - TRIESTE AIRPORT, ITALY - "City Under Water" photo; group exhibition Jan 2015 - Feb 2015

2014 - "CITY LIFE" SELECTION - Don't take pictures online magazine Nov 2014 - Feb 2015 (See photo).
2014 - JURIED EXHIBITION, FLORIDA - Vargas Gallery October, 2014 (See photos).
2014 - F-STOP MAGAZINE, AUGUST ISSUE: On the Road Gallery. (See photo).
2014 - JURIED EXHIBITION, POLAND + HUNGARY (via dotART) Summer, 2014
2014 - JURIED EXHIBITION, MARYLAND Annmarie Garden, "BeachComber Art Exhibit" 6/20 - 8/24/2014
2014 - F-STOP MAGAZINE, APRIL ISSUE: Natural World Gallery (Photos here).
2014 - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC "EDITORS FAVORITES" PICK: Love Snaps assignment (See photo here).
2014 - PUBLISHED: Two photos, www.spontaneity.org journal (Feb issue) 2nd photo here.
2014 - PUBLISHED: Gallery of photos, www.projekt30.com: the sex issue, Vol. 9 (Valentine's Day special issue)
2014 - PHOTO SELECTED FOR SALE by the Duncan Miller Gallery via YourDailyPhotograph.com
2014 - PUBLISHED: Gravel Magazine, Feb 2014 issue
2014 - JURIED EXHIBITION, VIRGINIA 1 lb. Gallery, "It's the little things" Feb 5th - March 4th 2014

2013 - JURIED EXHIBITION, LOS ANGELES: 1650 Gallery, "Flower Exhibition": December, 2013
2013 - GROUP EXHIBITION, LOS ANGELES: "Off the Wall", Blick Pop-Up Gallery: Nov 2013 - Jan 31st, 2014
2013 - PUBLISHED: "Architectural Curves" photo in myp-magazine, issue #12
2013 - PHOTO SELECTED for the Peace Project Group Exhibition, exhibiting in LA, San Francisco, Dallas and NY
2013 - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, Daily Dozen selection, June 19, 2013
2013 - NEW YORK GROUP EXHIBITION, July 29th 2013 - Sep 10th, 2013
2013 - 2014 - INTERNATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITION: Grenoble, France: "Femmes", 2013