Natalija Gormalova is a photographer and filmmaker based between London and Accra, Ghana. At the age of 17 she moved from her hometown in Latvia to London where she studied Photography at the LCC and later received scholarship to study Masters in Photography at the Royal College of Art.
She moved to Ghana in 2015 and since then she has been creating work across the continent. Living in different parts of the world has immersed her in different cultures and helped to shape her character and creative vision.
In her photographic works Natalija explores social and environmental issues, global migration, shifting cultures and identities. In Accra she is part of a creative collective called Afrodistrict that aims at breaking stereotypes and changing perceptions of Africa through visual storytelling.
Her photographic works have been published in The New York Times, The National Geographic, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Aljazeera English etc. 

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 and Nuku Photo Festival in Ghana. 
In 2017 Natalija was one of the winners of Ghana Portrait Prize.
Currently Natalija lives in Accra, Ghana and works as a freelance photographer and filmmaker for various media outlets and international NGO’s.


Natalija Gormalova is a photographer and filmmaker based in Accra, Ghana.
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