My name is Elie Akadia, Ivorian living in the United States since 2013.
Photography and arts have been a part of my being ever since I found myself. Photography became the lens through which I became an activist and an advocate for my people. Art was the medium that channels my entire love, passion and struggle for Africa and its diaspora. I have had the pleasure to show my work in South Africa, Kenya and Ghana in a style of photography that revolutionizes the African diaspora, Afrofuturism or Africans in the sci-fi universe.
Our existence is art, everything is beauty. it is in that optic that I dedicate myself to document the beauty I encounter in this existence. Using my bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, I conduct a visual ethnography of my community so that others may also see through my eyes.