BORN: Ithaca, NY
RESIDES: Atlanta, GA
CURRENTLY: Photography Instructor, Spelman College
CLIENTS: The New York Times, The New Yorker, First Look Media (TOPIC)
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Nydia uses photography, collage, video, and books to address matters of sexuality, intimacy, and her lived experience as a girl, woman, and mother. She delicately weaves stories concerning circumstance, value, and power and uses her work to create a physical and allegorical space presented through a Black feminine lens. The result is an environment that is dependent upon the belief that in order to maintain resiliency, a magical outlook is necessary.
I have been making photographs for over 25 years. I studied photography as an adult woman with children at predominantly white institutions. I spent a lot of time feeling ostracized and angry. Now, I teach photography at Spelman College. I teach photography to Black women. And every day I think about how unique and important that space is, how spaces like that did not exist for me and for most non-white photographers/artists, and I am truly honored.