Nadine Ijewere

United Kingdom

Born in 1992, Nadine Ijewere is a British-Nigerian photographer and filmmaker based in London. Inspired by her own Nigerian and Jamaican heritage, much of her work is focused around ideas of identity and diversity. We first interviewed Nadine after being drawn in by her gifted casting – she carefully chooses her models to challenge traditional beauty standards and celebrate uniqueness. Since that conversation, we also published her project that followed Black cowgirls in California. Nadine became fascinated by the idea of redefining what cowboy culture looks like, in response to the many Black cowboys of the past being largely overlooked in the history books. Nadine has shot for British Vogue, and worked with Dior, Gap, Hermes, Stella McCartney and more. She was also the recipient of the ICP Award in 2020.

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If you’re capturing a certain culture,” Nadine says, “you don’t want to be regurgitating stereotypes and you don’t want to be creating new stereotypes.