Angèle Etoundi Essamba (1962) is a native of Cameroon. She lives and works in Amsterdam where she learned photography at the Nederlandse Fotovakschool. The varied cultural environments in which the artist has evolved profoundly influenced her view of the world, largely dominated by her African roots. Her work combines the grace of stylized lines echoing the female body. Woman in general and black woman in particular are the key element in her approach. A woman who is sure of herself and who breaks with the clichés conveyed by the Western media. More here.