Chiyana Ankhrah is a professional photographer with over two years of experience doing editorial and conceptual portraiture.

She is focused on challenging and destabilising Eurocentric beauty standards, particularly in her editorial work, by uplifting and empowering Black women and familiarising the Western beauty and fashion industries with ‘non-traditional’ Black features. She has had her work displayed in exhibitions such as the We Are Here exhibit by UKBFTOG, displayed in The People’s Studio and The Medicine Gallery, as well as being published in magazines such as Mob Journal and Feroce. Through the use of conceptual and documentary images, Chiyana aims 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.

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