Adama Delphine Fawundu

Bio

Adama Delphine Fawundu is photographer and visual artist born in Brooklyn, NY to parents from Sierra Leone and Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. She received her MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts. Her art explores the strength of African and Black diaspora culture and identities that continue to evolve despite the social violence of the transatlantic slave trade and colonialism. Fawundu is a co-founder and author of the book and movement, MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. Her awards include the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Photography Grant, and the Brooklyn Arts Council Grant. Fawundu’s works can be found in private and public collections such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Historical Society, The Norton Museum of Art, Corridor Art Gallery, The Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and David C. Driskell Center, For the Study of Visual Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, University of Maryland.

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