[CAN-DUH-KEE] Kandeke is a play on kandake, an ancient Nubian word meaning "warrior queen." This word has an empowering attachment to well-respected, uncompromising women in ancient African civilization, the cradle of all civilization. We are universal, too.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Sophia Wallace Photography
Sophia Wallace is a fine art photographer based in New York City. Wallace's art practice addresses social constructs, aesthetics of beauty, family histories and intimate relationships. To this end, she utilizes and often merges various photographic approaches including portraiture, fashion, performance, and personal narrative. Wallace has received critical acclaim for her work including honorable mention in MAGENTA Flash Forward, CENTER Project Competition, 100 Portraits–100 Photographers FotoWeekDC, Flak Photo, American Photography AP-25, AP-24 and ARTslant. Her solo exhibition 'The New Masculine' was shown at Leslie/Lohman Gallery, which is followed by a two person show at the gallery that also features her work. Additional shows in New York include TASCHEN Gallery, Umbrella Arts Gallery, Aperture Gallery and Sasha Wolf Gallery. She has also shown at Kopeikin Gallery, Carnegie Art Museum and internationally at the Assembly Room in London. Editorial clients include The New York Times - Style Section, T-Magazine and The Guardian. Wallace earned a BA in Government with a minor in African American Studies at Smith College in 2000. She went on to attain a MA in Photography from New York University and the International Center of Photography in 2004. Born in Seattle in 1978 she currently resides in Brooklyn.