Kashira Dowridge a.k.a. Kai, is a Detroit based Artist. She is a fine art photographer, filmmaker, creative, and an optimist. 

Kai’s passion for photography started off from telling stories through her own eyes as a child. She studied and watched how people’s different expressions on their faces and bodies translated into their stories, and then transferred this into art. This was how she knew portraiture was important to her, telling stories through people. She knew nothing about photography or knew it was even a career option until she reached the age of 16. She then discovered people who are now her daily inspirations like Bee and Roger Walker, Vivian Maier, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gordon Parks, and many more who had influenced and inspired her to dig deeper into the craft.


Kai continues her love for photography and continually photographs throughout all of Detroit and beyond.

As Social Media Director, Kai overseas the organization's social media strategy and implementation. 

Check out more of Kai's work here!