Nadiya I. Nacorda is a Blasian artist, photographer and activist currently living and working in Syracuse, NY. She was born in Detroit, MI to a Filipinx immigrant father and a Xhosa mother. She later moved to Virginia, where she received her BFA in Photography & Film from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Nadiya is currently pursuing an MFA in Art Photography at Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts where she is also a Teaching Assistant. Throughout the year, she travels to her respective home countries of South Africa and the Philippines to document her family and places of origin. Her work heavily draws from notions of Blasian womanhood, identity, family, and generational trauma. 

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