Joana Choumali, born in 1974, Joana is a fine art photographer based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Joana studied Graphic Arts in Casablanca (Morocco) and worked as an Art Director in an advertising agency before embarking on her photography career.
Joana works primarily on conceptual portraiture, mixed media and documentary and uses her photography to explore her own identity. Much of Joana’s work focuses on Africa, and what she, as an African, is learning about the myriad cultures around her. Joana’s work allows her to explore assumptions she has and nourishes her as she expands her conceptions of the world.