Female in Focus x 1854 Presents: Ngadi Smart

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With Female in Focus 2021 in its final month for entries, we dive into an 1854 Presents mini-series spotlighting voices of leading women photographers and industry figures across the world. 

Photographer, designer and illustrator, Ngadi Smart joins us to discuss her approach to decolonizing photography and her experience in the industry. Ngadi explores the importance of self identification and presentation when in front of the lens, her approach to photography across Africa and valuable insights for emerging photographers.


Female in Focus is a global award recognising women’s extraordinary contribution to contemporary photography.

See your work exhibited in a major US show, receive international press coverage, and have your work featured on 1854.photography.

All entries close 17 June 2021.


Ngadi Smart

@ngadismart