Today we would like to recognise talented black female photographers on Cherrydeck. Feeling that black photographers are under-acknowledged, with the help of Violeta Sofia we have compiled a list of 8 talented photographers from our community.
Some time ago, Violeta Sofia reached out to the Cherrydeck Team pointing out how she felt black female photographers were still under-recognised. She found beautiful members in our community and suggested that we dedicated a piece to all of these wonderful artists.
So here is a list of some of the most talented black female photographers on Cherrydeck that can not be ignored. From fashion to food photography, take a look at these worth following black female photographers.
Are you a black female photographer that did not make it to the list? Get in touch! We would love to get to know you!
Cameroonian-born, Violeta Sofia is a visual artist best known for her protest conceptual work and fashion photography.
She is influenced by inequality, identity, and consumerism. Violeta has created art for companies such as Harvey Nichols and Top Shop and has exhibited her work at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 2018.
Wami Aluko is a Nigerian photographer and creative director currently based in London. She aspires to tell stories and showcase the magic in people through her photography. Having grown up in Lagos, Wami celebrates the diversity amongst Nigerians.
Since embarking on her creative journey in 2016, her work has been featured in Vogue Italia, BBC Africa, and Sukeban Magazine.
Nadia was born in Lisbon to a half-Mozambican family. Through her unique upbringing, she has always felt inspired by multicultural environments. With cultural heritage and identity being the heart of Nadia’s work, she is able to create compelling narratives.
The combination of vibrant color schemes and placing women into the center is what makes her work stand out.
Barcelona-based fashion and advertising photographer Ingrid captures the majority of her work on analog cameras. Appreciating the quality that is created by capturing moments on film, she believes that this style of photography helps capture power and beauty.
Award-winning conceptual portrait and fashion photographer Cole is based in Johannesburg. Her work counters the popularized representation of black people and Africa.
Through creating imagery, Cole is able to place black people at the center of her work and celebrate the culture. The photographer notes that she creates from a place of love and unapologetic blackness.
Ine is a British-French photographer that is enthusiastic about food photography. Passionate about capturing food in the best possible way, she applies a variety of different photography techniques.
Originally from Munich, IShana is a conceptual and fashion photographer based in Berlin. After finishing her commercial art and design and communication design studies in 2017, IShana is now working as a freelance photographer and artist.
With each image she produces, she aims to capture the uniqueness of the situation.
Ayesha is a freelance photographer who is currently splitting her work between New York City and Cape Town. In her photography, she looks to capture clean and refined portraits that establish a fresh and colorful setting. Having lived in fourteen countries and learning about the different cultures Ayesha draws inspiration from her experiences.
Her work captures intimate moments with the aim of reflecting emotions and confidence.
Those were the 8 under-represented black female photographers you should know. To discover more culturally diverse photographers, take a look at the blog post here.
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