Tag: Nadine Ijewere
The photographers discuss the close relationship between an energetic and free practice with political agency and belonging
Vietnamese-born, London-based Thu Nguyen is one of the most respected agents in the business. Here, she reflects on the industry’s ongoing attempts to represent a broader spectrum of people
Don McCullin, Hannah Reyes Morales, Nadine Ijewere, and The 1619 Project are recognised in a new series of films and online galleries
Shot in Jamaica and London, Ijewere’s collaboration with hair stylist Jawara is the product of a journey of personal discovery
Antwaun Sargent’s first book celebrates a new forefront of genre-bending photographers “using their cameras to create contemporary portrayals of black life”
Gina Amama from A Whitespace Create Agency in Lagos, Nigeria, picks out what caught her eye in 2018 – including Michael Oliver Love’s “mind-blowing” editorial for Africa is Now magazine
Nadine Ijewere has been interested in fashion imagery since she was a girl but it wasn’t until she studied photography at the London College of Fashion that she began to pick up on some of its more unsettling undertones – particularly the stereotypes used in the portrayal of non-Western cultures. The Misrepresentation of Representation, an early project that she completed at university reflected on Orientalism and how it came to rigidly define certain cultures for a Western audience.
Back for its eighth edition, the theme of this year’s LagosPhoto is Regimes of Truth. It’s exploring divisive events such as the Nigerian Civil War and its representation, and the influential Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture held in 1977; it’s also including Kadir van Lohuizen’s Where Will We Go? – Rising Seas, an exploration of climate change that shows how the world’s less wealthy will disproportionately suffer its effects.
“The main issues in fashion currently are gender and identity, and a more inclusive image…