Ngadi Smart : Commission

Ngadi Smart

GRAIN Projects commissioned Photographer, Artist and Illustrator Ngadi Smart to work with asylum seekers and refugees at one of Birmingham’s hotels, designated a residence for women and their families.   Ngadi led a number of workshops there over 6 months and is now creating an artwork in response to her conversations and experience.    

Ngadi is a Sierra Leonean artist and photographer based between London, U.K and Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Her work draws upon her West African heritage and femininity.  It looks at themes of identity, race, discrimination and the representation of minorities.  She has made work for numerous national and international publications and is the recipient of many awards including Portrait of Humanity 2020, RPS Environmental Award 2020, First Prize Faber & Faber 2020 and The WaterAid & British Journal of Photography Climate Commission 2023.

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