About Camille

Camille Lawrence is the Founder and Principal Archivist of Black Beauty Archives. Lawrence’s work as an archivist is centered around bringing marginalized histories to the forefront of archives and education. She is most interested in exploring and archiving identity formation throughout the African diaspora and culture through these three foundational principles: Oral, Physical and Ritual. Lawrence’s experience as a professional beauty practitioner informs her research and approach in archiving Black beauty culture.
Camille is the Archivist, Urban Bush Women and Project Archivist at BAM, DanceAfrica 2021. She holds her Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused on Art History, Global Black Studies Minor from Purchase College (SUNY) and is completing her MLIS from Queens College (CUNY).