A Community You Should Get to Know

Hey everyone! I’m Cidgy Bossuet- a visual artist/ photographer from Boston, Ma. During my spare time I run an Etsy shop called ARTLÔR. My inner love for interior design, homeware/ decor and functional art has led me to create unique handmade pieces to elevate homes, spaces and belongings. 


In celebration of Black History Month, I wanted to take the time to highlight an amazing growing community that I’m a part of. Some of you may have already heard about Black Women Photographers – a global community and online database of Black women and non-binary photographers, founded by Polly Irungu. Black Women Photographers aims to disrupt the notion that it is difficult to discover and commission Black creatives. Dedicated to providing a resource for the industry’s gatekeepers.

I specifically wanted to share that the Black Women Photographers community is currently having a print sale, which I’m also participating in. There are so many beautiful prints to choose from (50+).

Check out some of the photographers/ images from the BWP community below. These prints are available for the month of February via blackwomenphotographers.darkroom.tech!


NTUTU by Taesirat Yusuf

The Photo-project Ntutu is about celebrating the vintage hairstyles of different tribes in Nigeria and showcasing them to the world.

Havanna Fisher, Dancer by Maria J Hackett

2017 portrait of dancer, Havanna Fisher.

Smile Beautiful by Daija Guy

Self portrait of Daija.

Red Promise by J. Pamela Stills

Vow to Stand Tall, Shine Bright, Be Seen

Hair by Daniella Almona

This image is from a larger series ‘Hair’, that highlights the different hair types, colors, and textures of women around Daniella.

Bright Travels by Shameika Ejiasi

Snapped right across the street from the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia, at a little pub that offered just the right amount of light.

Mirage by Ayesha Kazim

December 2019: Stephanie stands for an experimental, in-studio portrait at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. During Ayesha’s third year of university, her focus and passion for photography shifted towards portraiture as she began to realize that her love for the art form materialized through the relationships she was able to build with her subjects and worlds she was able to create through set design.

Vector by Aisha Bada

Represents strength, courage, power.

Nappturality by Cidgy Bossuet

These images are from a photo series Nappturality, which explores the complex history of African American hair and its legacy for current expressions of identity.

I hope you find a print to add to your print collection, or if you haven’t already started, now is your chance with the BWP community :)


Cidgy Bossuet is a visual artist/ photographer currently based out of Boston, MA. She holds a BFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Arts & Design. Her work evolves from a journey of self-discovery and self-expression. In the process, she often draws her inspiration from life experiences, people, and observations/ the world around her. With her work, she experiments with different modes of photography and digital imaging.

Cidgy’s work has been shown at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair (Miami), The Roman Susan Gallery (Chicago), Anacostia Arts Center (Washington D.C.), Upstream Gallery (New York) and the YoungArts Gallery in Miami. Her work has also been published in The Washington Post Magazine, New York Post (Alexa Magazine), seen on Photo Vogue Italia’s “Best Of”, GirlGaze Project, Miami Rail, BostonVoyager Mag: Boston’s Most Inspiring Stories, The H Hub’s “36 of the Best Photographers in Boston” and Art Hive Magazine.

You can see more of Cidgy’s work at CidgyBossuet.com, and keep up with her on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

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