Nadiya Imani Nacorda

B. 1991 Detroit, Michigan 

Lives and works in Syracuse, NY

[email protected]


2018-2021                       M.F.A. in Art Photography, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2009-2014                       B.F.A. in Photography & Film, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

                                         Minor, Spanish, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Spring 2012                    SuffolkUniversity Madrid, Study Abroad 

Fall 2012                         Antonio De Nebrija University Madrid, Study Abroad 

Exhibitions & Awards

2019     "Safe Space" Group Exhibition, Detroit Public Library, Detroit, MI (upcoming)

2019     "A Room of One’s Own” Group Exhibition, Random Access Gallery, Syracuse, NY (upcoming)

2019     SPE National Juried Combined Caucus Exhibition, Cleveland, OH 

2019    “Winter Pictures”, Juried Group Exhibition, Humble Arts Foundation, online

2019     Syracuse University Graduate Student Organization Travel Grant 

2019     Syracuse University VPA Creative Opportunity Grant 

2015    “Through Venus”, Solo Exhibition, Capital One Terrace Gallery, Richmond, VA

2014    “Powerwash", BFA Group Exhibition, Richmond, VA

2012    Photo of the year award and scholarship, Universidad Antonio De Nebrija, Madrid, Spain

Collections & Publications

Dead Flowers. Private collection, Orlando, FL

Khaya and Thandi at the beach, Private collection, Detroit, MI

Untitled portrait, PDN Magazine, Diversity issue

The Good Catholic series, Ignant Online Magazine

Professional Activities

2017 Advisory Board, Oakwood Arts non-profit, Richmond, VA

Visiting Portfolio Reviewer, VCUarts Photo Senior Portfolio Review Day, class of ’17 & ‘19

Panelist on Diversity & Inclusion at (UN) Convention Conference

Assistant Curator, Syracuse Gallery, SYR-South Africa Social Justice Symposium 


Teaching Assistant, Intro to Photography, Syracuse University / 2017-present

Freelance Photographer /2014-present

Apple Inc. Genius / 2011-2015

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