Originally from Liberia, West Africa, Alfield Reeves is a self-taught award-winning freelance editorial and portrait photographer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He specializes in creating work that encourages self-reflection and expression, promotes equitable action and showcases the identity and culture of black & brown people. His images are warm, quiet and bold. They bridge traditional divides between photojournalism, portraiture and fashion. 

His work is featured in magazines and publications like Vogue Greece, The New York Times, Grand Rapids Magazine, Grand Rapids Business Journal, ProPublica, and Insider to name a few. His work has been part of numerous exhibitions locally and statewide. He has spoken on panels & fireside chats for The Grand Rapids Art Museum, Association for Enterprise Opportunity, ArtPrize, Grow Hub Grand Rapids & Kent ISD.

He has been selected for programs like Skillshare’s 2021 Tech Lab Residency, Shutterstock’s 2022 Create Fund Artist Investment Program & Getty Images 2023 Creative Accelerator Program. He serves on the Art Amplify workgroup for non-profit AmplifyGR and on the board at the Grand Rapids Art Museum as their Visionnaire Executive Committee representative. He's also the creator & co-host of The GOATs Podcast, where he and fellow creatives Sophie Rodriguez & George Ward chat about the arts, culture & their lives as creatives.


Clients/Worked With:

  • AmplifyGR 
  • Ann Arbor District Library
  • Christian Reformed Church of North America 
  • Christianty Today
  • Dawn Richard 
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Grand Rapids Opera 
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation 
  • GoDaddy Photo
  • Jason Wilson
  • Karen Polinesia
  • Mannywellz
  • Nae2Curly
  • Partners Worldwide
  • Shutterstock
  • Sommore
  • The Poets In Autumn Tour
  • Wolverine Boots


  • Art Jobs
  • Blavity 
  • CherryDeck
  • CRWN Magazine
  • Detroit Free Press
  • Experience Grand Rapids
  • FAULT Magazine
  • Grand Rapids Business Journal
  • Grand Rapids Magazine
  • Grand Rapids Press
  • Insider Magazine
  • Lansing City Pulse
  • Lens Culture
  • Mob Journal
  • PracticeLink Magazine
  • ProPublica
  • The Guardian
  • The New York Times
  • The Trace
  • The 19th News
  • Type Investigations
  • Shutterstock
  • STAT News 
  • Vogue Greece
  • Wedding Day Magazine


  • Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council 
  • Diversify Photo Full Member
  • AmplifyGr Art Amplify work group
  • Grand Rapids Art Museum Visionnaire Executive Committee
  • Grand Rapids Art Museum Board
  • The GOATs Podcast 


  • Interview - Composition Series (2022)
  • Speaker - Visionnaire Series, Grand Rapids Art Museum (2022) 
  • Fireside Chat - Association For Enterprise Opportunity (2022) 
  • Panel - ArtPrize x Cultivate Grand Rapids (2022)
  • Career Chat -  Kent ISD (2022)
  • Panel - Grand Rapids Art Museum (2021) 
  • Panel - Grow Hub Grand Rapids (2021) 

Lets Collaborate

Phone | 616-309-7204

Instagram | @alfieldreevesphotography

Email |

Grand Rapids Art Museum Talk

New York - 2021

Composition Series Interview

KentISD Career Chat

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