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Shantell Martin: This Is What An Artist Looks Like

Who gets to call themselves an artist? The term didn’t come naturally, or easily, to East London native Shantell Martin, who says that, growing up, the idea of living life as an artist was not something she could totally comprehend. “You know, I drew as a child,” she says. “We all draw as children. I never knew it was art, because I didn't have artists around me. I didn't have galleries around me. I didn't have museums around me, so I didn't know it was art.” Now, of course, she does.

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