Breathtaking fashion photographs from Swiss photographer Namsa Leuba

Date
16 July 2012
Reading Time
1 minute read

These stunning shots for WAD Magazine are the work of Namsa Leuba, a Swiss-Guinean photographer currently living and working in Paris. Namsa’s practice focusses heavily on an African identity perceived through western eyes, appropriating the artefacts of Guinean culture and recontextualising them to fit a westernised perspective. Previous projects have seen her travel across the continent to photograph locals in subverted traditional dress, something that, on occasion, solicited “violent reactions from Guineans who viewed my procedures/practices as a form of sacrilege. Some were afraid and were struck with astonishment.”

Quite apart from the engaging theoretical background to Namsa’s work she also has an incredible gift for taking technically brilliant photographs, as the sheer richness of these images testifies.

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Namsa Leuba: WAD Magazine

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James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.

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