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Adama Delphine Fawundu

Adama is an Advisory Member of the 1000 Women Strong Board.

Her Story

Adama Delphine Fawundu is photographer and visual artist born in Brooklyn, NY, to parents from Sierra Leone and Equatorial Guinea, West Africa.

“Adama Delphine Fawundu’s work is about finding ways to connect with her kin – a group not merely confined to those who share a direct common ancestor but an expansive definition inclusive of the many who descend from the dispersed, the stolen, those for whom the violence, and opportunity wrought by the sea is at once a spectre and a fact of everyday life,”  writes scholar Niama Safia Sandy.

With over fifteen years experience working as a photographer, Fawundu enhance her studio practice and completed her MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2018. She now uses photography, printmaking, video, sound and assemblage as an artistic language.

Fawundu co-founded and independently published the sold-out book MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora.  The critically acclaimed book MFON led Fawundu on a book tour which included talks at The Tate Modern, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harvard University amongst many other institutions. The book is in numerous libraries around the world including, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Columbia University, The International Center of Photography, and Harvard University.

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