Nadiya Imani Loyisa Ntlabati Nacorda is a Blasian artist, photographer, and Taurus currently living and working in Syracuse, New York. She was born in Detroit, Michigan to a Filipinx immigrant father and a Xhosa mother. Throughout the year, she travels around the country photographing her immediate family, as well her family abroad. Her work heavily draws from notions of intimacy, family, love, displacement, secrecy, and generational trauma within the context of immigrant American family life.
Nadiya received her BFA in Photography & Film and a minor in Spanish from VCU Arts in Richmond, VA. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Art Photography at Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts where she is also a teaching assistant.