On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions
 

THE FRESH PERSPECTIVE and imaginative eye of Nadine Ijewere have produced beautiful and novel images, bringing international attention to the rising young photographer. Known for her striking fashion portraiture, Ijewere became the first Black woman to photograph a Vogue magazine cover when she shot the cover of British Vogue in January 2019. Her first institutional exhibition and first-ever solo show is currently on view at C/O Berlin. “Nadine Ijewere: Beautiful Disruption” presents about 80 images and three films that highlight her process, which includes working with large-format Super 8 film. The title of the exhibition, Ijewere says, “is about disrupting that ideology that’s been within the industry for such a long time and doing that in a beautiful way by photographing and celebrating different backgrounds, different cultures and having that diversity.” Born in south-east London, Ijewere’s family background is Nigerian and Jamaican. She continues to live and work in London where her friends, family, and people who look like her, inspire her work and the kinds of images she wants to see in the world and in the fashion industry, in particular. CT

 

“Nadine Ijewere: Beautiful Disruption” is on view at C/O Berlin, in Berlin Germany, May 29-Sept. 2, 2021

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Installation view of “Nadine Ijewere: Beautiful Disruption,” C/O Berlin, in Berlin Germany (May 29-Sept. 2, 2021). | Photo by David von Becker, Courtesy C/O Berlin

 


NADINE IJEWERE, Detail of “Fashion Swirl,” 2019, a.d.S. “Haut” für Vogue Ukraine. | © Nadine Ijewere, Courtesy the artist and C/O Berlin

 


Installation view of “Nadine Ijewere: Beautiful Disruption,” C/O Berlin, in Berlin Germany (May 29-Sept. 2, 2021). | Photo by David von Becker, Courtesy C/O Berlin

 


Installation view of “Nadine Ijewere: Beautiful Disruption,” C/O Berlin, in Berlin Germany (May 29-Sept. 2, 2021). | Photo by David von Becker, Courtesy C/O Berlin

 


Photographer Nadine Ijewere and C/O Berlin Chief Curator Felix Hoffmann respond to questions about her work and exhibition. | Video by C/O Berlin

 


NADINE IJEWERE, “Untitled,” 2019, From the series Fashion Book for Rouge. | © Nadine Ijewere, Courtesy the artist and C/O Berlin

 


Installation view of “Nadine Ijewere: Beautiful Disruption,” C/O Berlin, in Berlin Germany (May 29-Sept. 2, 2021). | Photo by David von Becker, Courtesy C/O Berlin

 

TOP IMAGE: NADINE IJEWERE, “Seashell,” 2017, a.d.S. Ugly für Vogue Italia. | © Nadine Ijewere, Courtesy the artist and C/O Berlin

 

FIND MORE about Nadine Ijewere on her website and Instagram

 

BOOKSHELF
Nadine Ijewere’s fashion photography is featured in “The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion.” Forthcoming in October and titled simply “Nadine Ijewere,” a new monograph is the first book dedicated exclusively to her work.

 

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