STEPHANIE C. NNAMANI
VISUAL ARTIST + SELF-PORTRAITIST + ESSAYIST
NYC / BOSTON / NIGERIA.

Works

 
 

MOTHER. MINO [2019]

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PORTRAIT-EDITORIAL designed to interrogate concepts of Black Divinity and the myriad sources to which identity of the Black Woman is rooted.

Photography + creative direction: Stephanie Nnamani
model: abena boamah

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BLOOD ON THE ORANGE LEAVES [2019]

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PERHAPS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND: a multimedia self-portrait project by two African Women Artists, BLOOD ON THE ORANGE LEAVES details + celebrates the symbiotic relationship shared between both women, their unique stories, and their practice! The project examines concepts of loss as it’s interwoven with (the formulation of identity), love, and growth.

PHOTOS + DIRECTION: TONY GUM & Stephanie Nnamani 

 

CORONATION OF THE KIN [2018]

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A PORTRAIT-EDITORIAL designed to interrogate competing concepts of identity and togetherness within the construct of the African family unit. Its title reveals the intimacy and value the concept of "family" holds widely across the continent, likening the belonging to and creation of family to that of ascending into a space of royalty.

FOR Getty Images
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PRODUCTION + SET DESIGN: CHRISTINA IHEKWOABA
ART DIRECTION + PHOTO: STEPHANIE NNAMANI
WARDROBE: UMPS MACHAKA

 

SIBLINGS OF THE SUN [2018]

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A PORTRAIT-EDITORIAL centred on two sisters exploring and celebrating their unique, remarkable, shared, golden Sun-like disposition/features.

PHOTO + ART DIRECTION + STYLING: STEPHANIE C. NNAMANI

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AN EARTH, WILD [2018]

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THIS EDITORIAL examines + (re)imagines a pre-domesticated earth with a keen focus on agriculture and how man’s interference reflects in our habits of consumption (literally & figuratively) of ourselves and the world around us. Its visual language challenges what is inherently perceived as “earth tones” balancing a myriad of hues in a manner that insists to the viewer, “all tones are earth tones”. Further, it empowers the utilisation of an organic + Wild sensibility as a means to Rise forward.

FOR STUDIO THEORY
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ART DIRECTION + STYLING + PHOTOGRAPHY: STEPHANIE C. NNAMANI
SELECT CLOTHING BY: THE HOOD DANDY
MODEL: NENE DIANE