Natalija Gormalova

Natalija Gormalova is a photographer and filmmaker born in Latvia. She moved to the UK at the age of 17 and acquired BA in Photography from London College of Communication and after she received a bursary to study MA at the Royal College of Art. In 2015 she moved to Africa and since than been working as a freelance photographer and filmmaker across the continent. In her photographic works Natalija explores social and environmental issues, global migration, shifting cultures and identities. She sees an important value in breaking stereotypes and changing perceptions of Africa through visual storytelling. Natalija’s dream is to build a Film and Photography school in Ghana to empower the youth to narrate their own compelling stories and create a different image of Africa. Natalija’s work has been exhibited at the 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art in Greece, Folkestone Fringe Triennial in the UK, “Altitude+1000” Photography Festival in Switzerland, Ghana Portrait Prize and Nuku Photo Festival. Recently, Natalija has co-directed and filmed her first feature documentary about the youth in the fishing villages of Ghana that has been broadcasted on TVNZ on Demand.

Stories By Natalija Gormalova

They’re Fed Up With America’s Racism. So They’re Moving to Africa.

Ghana’s capital is home to a booming economy, a thriving tech scene, and a growing number of professionals who’ve decided to stop chasing the American dream.