Stevia Ndoe (she/they) is a Cameroonian-American fine arts photographer based in Chicago, IL. Ndoe’s art aims to answer the questions her younger self was too scared to ask. She explores the themes of Blackness, age, family, beauty, and community through her work as a means to explore her own identity and status in society. Stevia also strives to highlight the joy of being Black and rewrite the narrative of Blackness that includes Black joy, Black love, and Black culture/fashion. Ndoe’s work is not only her journey of self-exploration but a tool she uses to further connect and heal her community. Ndoe hopes to expand her artwork to more public settings in order to redefine what it means to be a part of an art space.
Stevia primarily shoots film, using 4x5 large format cameras or 6x7 medium format cameras.