I’m wearing a combination of @miolanza necklaces that made me feel so glamorous. I remember telling someone that I enjoyed watching the women I’ve photographed recognise themselves in the picture. It’s the moment they say something like, ‘ahh, I look so beautiful!’ It’s a huge joy because I didn’t see myself. It felt like I was looking at someone else but I kept taking the selfies. And it’s a joy because the earliest conversations around photography were about imagining ourselves in galleries, on the walls, taking space, and being glamorous while doing so.
Link to full story is in my bio! 🌹
This is my best friend Safia on the cover of the fourth volume of @africanlens.co. 😭🙏🏽 And if that wasn’t enough joy & happiness, my photographs are being exhibited in Accra, Ghana. Shout out to @africanlens.co and to @nubuke_foundation. I’m truly so honoured!! And it’s alongside five other incredible African women photographers!!! 🎉🎉🎉
Elsa James -
I had the honour of photographing Elsa for her ‘Forgotten Black Essex’ project. It’s a beautiful engagement with the stories of two Black women from the archives, Hester Woodley & Princess Dinubolu. The work is showing February 22nd at Southend-on-Sea if you’re around! Swipe for the full address. ✨
A portrait of Aisha from my 'Spaces of Belonging' series. | So glad that the work is finally out in the world! 🎉 I photographed, interviewed & spent time with six incredible women. The full series, including a short description, is linked in my bio. Have a read!! ✨ #LightL16#capturedbyLight