Nadine Ijewere: Our Own Selves
This book celebrates identity and individual human beauty. The vibrant monograph is the first book dedicated to fashion photographer Nadine Ijewere—the first Black woman photographer to land a cover of Vogue in the magazine’s 125-year history.
Dazzling colour, dreamlike backgrounds, and a fierce gaze are the hallmarks of Ijewere’s work. But most important to the London photographer is the subversion of traditional concepts of beauty. In fashion work, editorials, advertisements, and film stills, Ijewere draw not only on her roots in Nigeria and Jamaica, but also on her own experiences as a young Black girl in East London whose skin colour, hair, and body type were nowhere to be found in the pages of magazines.
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