VS50 – Nadine Ijewere

In 2018, Nadine Ijewere became the 1st black woman to shoot a vogue cover. This tells us a great deal about how far she has come in her photography career and also gives us an idea of where she is going with her art. 2018 was a busy year for her indeed as she also shot Rihanna for Allure magazine’s October cover.

Her portfolio includes work for clients as well known as Selfridges, i-D, The Gap, Stella McCartney alongside ambitious personal projects that clearly show that her favourite photography subject is diversity in fashion.

Nadine celebrates a modern, anti-gloss and unorthodox style of photography that speaks to her individuality and character. She undermines everyday stereotypes and goes against the grain of mainstream fashion by choosing subjects who are different from the norm especially women from ethnicities that tend to be underrepresented or misrepresented.

This very idea inspired her well received 2014 photo series ‘Misrepresentation of Representation’. Her work has been featured in multiple exhibitions including the Tate Britain Generation exhibition, Unseen Amsterdam and the 2017 Lagos Photo Festival.

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