Born & raised in Enugu state, Nigeria, Adaeze Okaro is a self-taught photographer. She centers her work around portraiture, fine art, documentary & fashion photography in Abuja of Nigeria, where she lives.
Adaeze has been taking photos since 2017, when she began taking fashion portraits on her iPhone 5. In September of 2018, she began to photograph professionally. November of that same year, she was commissioned for her first project for Dove & Getty Images. Adaeze Okaro‘s work features Black women & men in colorful, lucid portraits that are deeply infused with cultural traces of her origin. “My imagery is inspired by love, melancholy & black beauty.”
Her work for the likes of Dove, Girlgaze, VSCO & Adobe continues to showcase the beauty of Black women while aiming to dismantle the barriers & stereotypes surrounding them, one photograph at a time.
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