Conceptual and Editorial Portraiture
Eshé Photo was created by Chiyana Ankhrah in 2020. She has over two years of art education and uses that educational experience to create thoughtful art pieces that challenge beauty standards.
Chiyana is dedicated to furthering her knowledge in photography and developing her brand to create photos she and her clients can be proud of.
I am a professional photographer with over two years of experience doing editorial and conceptual portraiture. I am focused on challenging and destabilising Eurocentric beauty standards, particularly in my editorial work, by uplifting and empowering Black women and familiarising the Western beauty and fashion industries with ‘non-traditional’ Black features. I have had my work displayed in exhibitions such as the We Are Here exhibit by UKBFTOG as well as being published in magazines such as Mob Journal and Feroce Magazine.
Through the use of conceptual and documentary images I also aim to address and challenge dangerous stereotypes surrounding Black mental health and the issues the Black British community face regarding getting help, speaking about mental health and communicating feelings or expressing what living with mental illness feels like.