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Nigerian-Jamaican Photographer, Nadine Ijewere Becomes is the First Black Woman to Shoot A Vogue Cover

Nigerian-Jamaican photographer, Nadine Ijewere, whose work focuses on identity and diversity has become the first black woman to shoot a Vogue cover.

Nadine shot global pop star, Dua Lipa for the magazine’s first issue of 2019.

Last year, Nadine captured men’s and women’s wear for the #Stellaby series in collaboration with top English fashion designer, Stella McCartney. She also recently photographed Rihanna for the cover of Allure.

On her shoot, Vogue said,

“….. Nadine Ijewere – who, with her portrait of global superstar Dua Lipa (herself a remarkable game changer) has become the first black woman ever to shoot a Vogue cover…..”

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If you had told me last year I would have photographed for @britishvogue I would have said not possible , if you had told me a cover I would have thought perhaps in a parallel universe ! I am so so grateful for this opportunity I have been given to shoot for a publication where I once felt perhaps I didn’t belong . Thank you @edward_enninful for your part in changing the industry giving people like me the opportunity to exist in such a prestigious space . This issue is full of wonderful and talented people such as Ib Kamara , Campbell Addy . Who I have known for such a long time and so happy to see us all striving with our creativity and friendship. Here are my Jan 2019 coversfor British Vogue of the lovely @dualipa Styling @kphelan123 Nails @amaquashie Hair @jawaraw ❤️❤️ mua @mirandajoyce Set @davidjameswhite_ Thank you to a wonderful team , thanks to all the assistants video , production and vogue teams that worked on this also you have made my ‘vogue ‘ experience so lovely . And also a huge Thank you @jimmymoff for your continuous support with @redhooklabs And working with new artists !

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