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Ngadi Smart

Illustration

1988

Ivory Coast

Ngadi Smart is a Sierra Leonean visual artist based in Côte d’Ivoire. She works in the mediums of photography and illustration.

The themes in her illustrative work fluctuate between female and male power dynamics, to feminism, to female sexuality and are often inspired by fashion and pop culture.

Her photography work has long been focused on how people self-identify and choose to present themselves in front of the lens. As of late, her interest has been documenting black sensuality from an African lens and point of view. Her aim is to show as many as she can, the representations of African people and the complexities of what it means to be African.

The Golden Period of Abidjan

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