Ina, whose real name is Ndeye Fatou Thiam is a young woman born in Dakar, Senegal.
In 2011, she joined Africulturban, an association dedicated to hip-hop and urban cultures where she specialized in recording techniques with the Urban Musik studio. Through Africulturban’s “The Hip Hop Akademy”, she benefited from an audiovisual training and participated in 2012 to the Avignon Festival (France).
In 2013, Ina starts to focus more on artistic photography under the guidance of Senegalese filmmaker Fatou Kandé Senghor.
As a photographer interested in sports including basketball, she was invited in October 2016 to the Forum on Sport and Culture for Women, organized by the African Women Development Fund (AWDF) in Accra, Ghana.
Within Africulturban, Ina also offers photography lessons to young ex-prisoners as part of the Youth Urban Media Academy (YUMA) reintegration project.
In 2017, Ina worked with Plan International to cover some of their projects in the Central African Republic such as ‘Child Soldiers’ about unaccompanied minors and schools destroyed during the country’s crisis between 2013 and 2014. In 2017, she represented Senegalese photography in the 8th ‘Jeux de La Francophonie’ organized in Côte d'Ivoire.
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