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ARTIST BIO

 

Daniella Almona (B.F.A., Fine Art Photography, minor Advertising Art Direction, 2022) is a film and digital photographer born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. She has lived between South Africa and Georgia, USA. She has spent the past five years capturing portraits and fashion stills from different cultures and backgrounds. As a black woman, her work highlights blackness in all forms, and she is passionate about the intersection between poetry and pixels as well as the pursuit of a narrative.

 

She has been featured in the SCAD Connector magazine, SCAD Open Studio Fall 2020 exhibition, and won the award for Best Photo Essay by the Georgia College Press Awards (2020). She has also worked with VSCO, SCAN Magazine, and Kube Gallery.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Embedded in every pixel is a reflection of my intrinsic appreciation for color, my dire need to tell a story, and a fundamental sense of self, all of which are seen in my body of work. Every project I embark on is a direct response to the need to do something new, step out of my comfort zone, and connect my inner thoughts to any physical space I find myself in.

The forms of photography I have come to appreciate are portraiture and fashion. Using the faces and bodies of my subjects, coupled with contrasting or complementing elements, I highlight the beauty in raw emotion. The decision to fill up the frame with pure facial expressions creates space to interact with the subject on an intimate level. This mode of self-expression and connection is not just at face value but in what laces their skin. 

Through this, I can and have become a citizen of a place much larger than I am— the art world— a place where I have found the courage to disturb my comfort and comfort my disturbances.

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