My brother is my best friend. Somehow, the distance between us in age has brought us closer together rather than further apart and despite his age, he is deeply thoughtful and naturally inquisitive. He's growing up in a world where existing concepts of masculinity - especially black masculinity - can be fatal. But these concepts are being challenged, deconstructed and reconstructed. Black boys are being allowed to exist in many more categories than they ever could before. Black boys are sensitive. Black boys are intelligent. Black boys feel sad, mad, happy and hopeful.
Fikayo Adebajo is an 18 year old photographer living at the intersection between race and gender. It is this perspective that steers the focus of her work as she visually tell the stories of those closest to her; friends and family are both her biggest supporters and her biggest source of inspiration.
As a documentary photographer she has also been able to combine the intimacy of personal portraits with more serious subject matters. She has worked with NGOs such as the Wellbeing Foundation to highlight and showcase the lives of the people they’ve touched. Fikayo is currently studying at the London School of Economics and lives between London and Lagos, Nigeria.