Nina Manandhar


Lagos Looks: The British Council

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Commissioned to document Lagos style as part of The British Council 'Fashion DNA' cultural exchange programme.
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Studio 212, 3rd Floor, 130–150 Hackney Road, London, E2 7QS

Nina Manandhar’s photographs and curated projects explore contemporary global youth identity and the meaning of style. Driven by an enduring interest in people, underpinning her work is a will to champion authenticity in commercial and arts based commissions alike.

Recent clients and project partners include Nike, Adidas, Tate, The British Council, Brownwood Recordings and Ellesse. Her editorial content has been featured in LAW, i-D, Dazed, It’s Nice That, Riposte. She is the author of ‘What We Wore – A People’s History of British Style’ (Prestel) a photographic documentary of street culture and subculture from 1950–2010 through the lens of the people living it.

  • Adidas

  • Brownswood

  • British Council

  • Dr Martens

  • Dazed

  • Fader

  • Ellesse

  • ICA

  • i-D

  • LAW

  • Nike

  • NTS Radio

  • Riposte

  • Rough Trade

  • SHOWStudio

  • Tate

Guest Lectures

It’s Nice That, SOAS, London College of Fashion, Riposte Live! Middlesex University, University for the Creative Arts, Liverpool John Moores, Central St Martins, The Photographers Gallery, Southampton Solent, Norwich University of the Arts, Camberwell Collge of Art and Design, Four Corners Gallery, London School of Social Entrepreneurs.


  • 'The Radical Eye' The Human Library, Tate Modern
  • 'Studying The Street, From Skinheads to Soho' In Conversation with Derek Ridgers
  • ‘Why Fashion Matters?’ hosted by Frances Corner for Manchester Art Gallery
  • ‘Soho and Shifting London’ The Photographers Gallery (Panel Chair)
  • ‘Photography and The Archive’ The Photographers Gallery
  • ‘British Style and Subculture: Then and Now’ i-D Magazine (Panel Chair)
  • ‘Everybody Street’ ICA with Cheryl Dunn (Panel Chair)
  • ‘Documenting Youth’ hosted by Ewen Spencer at Ditto Press
  • ‘Youth-quake’ Hosted by LS:N Global
  • ‘Power, Technology and Myth’ Tate Modern
  • ‘Space is the Place’ Arcola Theatre
  • ‘Social Networks and Arts relationship to Music and Fashion’ ICA
  • ‘My City Too’ Stephen Laurence Trust
  • ‘Women in Arts and Enterprise’ Powersuit, Shoreditch House

Participatory Projects

  • 'Fashion Undressed' Photography Masterclasses - The Southbank Centre
  • ‘Stories Uncovered - The London Archive’ South London Gallery, Black Cultural Archives, 198 Contemporary Learning, Octavia, Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Collective.
  • ‘Fashion DNA: Image Makers’ British Council Nigeria
  • ‘What We Wore - LIVE ARCHIVE’ - V&A Museum, Tate Gallery
  • ‘Streetstyle Photography Workshops’ BBC Radio 1 Academy
  • ‘Make a Fanzine Workshops’ The W Project x Nike
  • ‘ISYS x Paved With Gold - A City Symphony’ - Tate Modern
  • 'The Cut Magazine' - Paddington Development Trust
Marika Hackman, Rough Trade

Marika Hackman for Rough Trade

Nina Manandhar, Dayme Arocena, Brownswood

Dayme Arocena in Havana for Brownswood

Nina Manandhar, Dayme Arocena, Brownswood
Nina Manandhar, Dayme Arocena, Brownswood
Nina Manandhar
Nina Manandhar
Nina Manandhar, Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan for Rough Trade

Nina Manandhar, Fader, AJ Tracey

AJ Tracey for The Fader

Nina Manandhar, Fader, AJ Tracey

Raju Vaidyanathan, Brick Lane Born

Raju Vaidyanathan, Brick Lane Born

Nimshi for Dharma Taylor

Will Carruthers (Spiritualized) for Rough Trade

Nina Manandhar, RAY BLK
Nina Manandhar, RAY BLK
Nina Manandhar, RAY BLK

Ray BLK for The Fader

Nina Manandhar, RAY BLK

Ray BLK for The Fader

Wheelies + Willow, Thamesmead

Houseproud, Thamesmead

Hot Wheels, Thamesmead

Lagos Looks

Lagos Looks