“We Are Our Ancestors” By Diaja At X Gallery In Harlem

The striking work of photographer and artist Diaja explores through portraiture, the embodiment of the rich African culture.

 Pairing each photo next to images of ancient African art, she produces a blend of traditional portraits with abstract sensitivity.

Each portrait has a specific meaning and embodies rich African culture. Pairing each capture with modern African art, she produced a blend traditional portraits with abstract sensitivity. Each portrait is accompanied with historical content.


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Ceres Henry known artistically as Diaja, is recognized for storytelling though various photographic series, which are often inspired by current events, Black and African culture, and social disparities. Her work has caught the attention of various publications including Vogue Italia, Huffington Post, and recently Black Enterprise to name a few.

Diaja prides herself in not only creating photos appealing to the eyes of her audience, but thought provoking/ educational photos that raise awareness of the world around her.

Cocktail Reception

Thursday, November 29th, 2018, 6 – 9 PM

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X Gallery, 163 Malcolm X Blvd. New York, New York, www.xgallery.nyc,  212.369.1518

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