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NADINE IJEWERE PHOTOGRAPHS NAOMI CAMPBELL

 

Fashion photographer Nadine Ijewere, of Jamaican descent, recently shot legendary supermodel Naomi Campbell for the current July-August 2020 cover of Spanish Vogue.

Campbell was effusive in her praise of Ijewere. “This is a special cover for me as it’s the first time in my 34-year career that I was photographed by a black photographer for Vogue/Conde Nast and it was a woman of colour,” said Campbell. “Nadine, it was truly an honour. I learned a new work ethic from you … another style of how to be … this represents more than you will ever know.”

Ijewere’s work includes a Jamaican-centred photo assignment in Portland, St Mary, and St Ann last summer. The project documented Jamaican hair as imagined by Jawara Wauchope, a highly influential experimental hairstylist, also of Jamaican descent, who drew inspiration from the 1990’s dancehall era. The final product debuted as an exhibition titled ‘Tallawah’ earlier this year at the Cob Gallery in London.

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