Nona Faustine

Venus of Vlacke bos, 2012
Digital Chromogenic Print
17 x 11 in (43.18 x 27.94 cm)
Signature label included

Nona Faustine is a photographer born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts. In 2013 she attained her MFA, from The International Center of Photography at Bard College. The heart of her work speaks to what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. Nona’s practice focuses on history and folklore, with a concentrated interest in gender, and identity politics. Captivated by two enslaved women from the 19th century one in Paris and the other in the antebellum South lay the foundation for her current inspiration upon which Nona has based her current body of work. “White Shoes”, are self-portrait nudes taken in and around the places of New York’s 300 year history of slavery. Nona was selected by Curator, Charlotte Cotton, as 2014 Honorable Mention in the Camera Club of New York Competition.