Angèle Etoundi Essamba graduated from the Photo Academy of Amsterdam. Since her first exhibition in 1985 in Amsterdam, her work has continued to be exhibited in museums, institutions, art fairs, biennials and galleries in Africa, Europe, the United States, Latin America and Asia. Essamba’s photographs have also been included in various publications and collected by public and private collections.
Women constitute the main subject of Essamba’s artistic expression. Committed to reflecting on the identity of the African woman, she records a vision of the African woman and gives a new interpretation of contemporary Africa. In her work, she challenges and breaks with stereotypical representations of women, instead she chooses to give her subjects meaning and greatness.