Nataal: New African Photography

DSCF6246Photographer Atong Atem

Digital media platform Nataal showcased emerging visual artists with roots to Africa this past weekend and Models.com was there to capture the memorable moment. Held at Red Hook Labs and featuring pieces from contemporary photographers Atong Atem, Delphine Diallo, Kristin-Lee Moolman, Lakin Ogunbanwo, Namsa Leuba, and Owise Abuzaid, the exhibit, on view until May 15th, stands to challenge the status quo in the fashion and art world while giving light to the abundance of talent cropping up. The rich stories presented provide a modern lens to Africa and its diasporic connections – far from romanticizing the past but rather focused on a glimpse into a bold future.

Nataal: New African Photography at Red Hook Labs until May 15th 2016

Party photos by David Benattar for Models.com
Artists photos courtesy of Nataal
Text by Irene Ojo-Felix

Photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo

Kathy Lee Moolman 2Photographer Kristin-Lee Moolman

Brad Obgonna & Saada Ahmed, organizer of the eventPhotographer Brad Obgonna and host Saada Ahmed

DSCF6284Jimmy Moffat

Nataal’s Helen Jennings

Washington RobertsDesigner Washington Roberts

Danny BaezDanny Baez

joan 7 doreen CavenPop Caven designers, Joan & Doreen Caven

Blake AbbieEditor, Blake Abbie

Eke Ijeoma & Stephen BurksEke Ijeoma & interior designer, Stephen Burks

1_Kristin-Lee Moolman
Photo by Kristin-Lee Moolman, courtesy of Nataal

4_Namsa Leuba
Photo by Namsa Leuba, courtesy of Nataal

5_Delphine Diallo
Photo by Delphine Diaw Diallo, courtesy of Nataal

7_Lakin Ogunbanwo
Photo by Lakin Ogunbanwo, courtesy of Nataal


Photo by Owise Abuzaid, courtesy of Nataal

12_Atong Atem
Photo by Atong Atem, courtesy of Nataal

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