Book Launch & Talk: Nadine Ijewere: Our Own Selves

6:30pm, 26 Nov 2021

Nadine Ijewere is launching her monograph Our Own Selves, published by Prestel, in our Cafe and Bookshop.

 

 

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Book Launch & Talk: Nadine Ijewere: Our Own Selves

6:30pm, 26 Nov 2021

Nadine Ijewere is launching her monograph Our Own Selves, published by Prestel, in our Cafe and Bookshop.

 

 

This event is part of our Past Programme

Nadine is in conversation with the Executive Editorial Director of Dazed Lynette Nylander to discuss the core concepts of the book - identity, diversity, and human beauty – and the wider importance of black representation and storytelling.

At the forefront of a history-changing artistic movement, Nadine Ijewere’s photography draws not only on her roots in Nigeria and Jamaica, but also on her own experiences as a young black woman in South East London whose skin colour, hair, and body type were nowhere to be found in the pages of magazines. Her ground-breaking work has been collected together for the first time in the new monograph, which acts as a visual record of the remarkable career that has made her one of the most sought-after fashion photographers today.

Nadine Ijewere has worked with Dior, VogueThe Wall Street Journal, and Garage Magazine. Her photographs featured in the 2016 Tate Britain Generation exhibition, at the 2017 Unseen Amsterdam and Lagos Photo festivals, and in Antwaun Sargent’s The New Black Vanguard. Named as one of the British Journal of Photography’s Ones to Watch in 2017, she went on to become the first black woman to shoot the cover of British Vogue (2018), and, in 2020, she received the ICP Infinity Award for her first solo exhibition, Tallawah.

Lynette Nylander is a writer, editor and creative consultant. Named one of 2017’s 30 under 30 in media by Forbes, she is currently the Executive Editorial Director of Dazed. She regularly contributes to titles such as Vogue, FriezeAnOther MagazineEvening Standard, and T Magazine and she has spoken at  the British Film Institute, Victoria and Albert Museum, Smithsonian Museum, Selfridges and Central Saint Martins.