Can fashion photography become a manifesto? With Nadine Ijewere, without a doubt. From her pictures, we retain the bright colors and the cheerfulness of the models, the poses in movement and the vitality of the groups in their interactions with their environment. For fashion photography, however, she chooses the diversity of bodies and identities. The London-based photographer, who regularly works for Vogue, integrates bodies long absent from the catwalks and magazines. Her lens captures the beauty of nuances of gender and coloring. Her monograph “Our Own Selves” showcases some of these sublimated people, such as a series of portraits taken in Jamaica, driven by her own Nigerian and Jamaican origins.
Our Own Selves, Prestel Editions, 2021
The New Black Vanguard
Museum of Fine Arts of Locle