Photos: Ndidi Emefiele Explores Ideas Of Culture, Family, Tradition, And Gender Through Her Arts

Ndidi began her artistic career painting landscapes – influenced by an early exposure to impressionistic works in art books – the subject of black womanhood quickly became her focus. Intrigued by the roles of culture, family, tradition and how expectations of gender can shape the identity of a person, Emefiele began to incorporate these ponderings into her art.
September 7, 2017
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