Congratulations on your Getty Award @yagazieemezi

best photographer.jpgYagazie Emezi is a self-taught documentary photographer from Aba, Nigeria. She began her journey in early 2015 and has since been commissioned by Al-Jazeera, New York Times, Vogue, Refinery29, Everyday Projects, and UNFPA. She has also been featured by Huffington Post, Nieman Reports, New York Times, Mashable, Newsweek, and Buzzfeed. In 2017, she was a participant of the World Press Photo Masterclass West Africa and is a contributor to Everyday Africa. Yagazie spent ten months in Liberia on a project around education for girls in at-risk communities while working on her ongoing project Relearning Bodies 21994

“I create digital contents for people with my photography,”



2017 The Ease of Monrovia’s ‘Hipco’ Clubs, New York Times

2017  Why We Need More Visual Journalists and Editors of Color, Nieman Reports

2017  30 Photographers Re-Picturing A Continent, Everyday Africa

2016  Photographer’s Guide to Lagos, Format Magazine

2016  Who Will You Meet Along the Way?, Borders Within, The Trans-Nigerian Roadtrip


“I’ve created a digital platform of the photographers and their work, using my social media numbers to push their visibility. [Social media] has helped my photography and videos in really unexpected ways,” Emezi says.

2017  Rethinking Creation in the Digital AgeFCAEA & Everyday Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

2016  Narratives Through Photography, Social Media Week Lagos

2015  Limitations to Exploring Photography Off the Streets, Rele Gallery. Lagos, Nigeria

2015  Connecting to the Consumer, What We Know and How to Utilize it, Mobile West Africa. Lagos, Nigeria


2017  Insider/Outsider, Women Photograph Photoville, NYC

2017  Body Talk, Refinery29 Photoville, NYC

2017  Re-picturing a Continent, Alliance Francais, Nairobi, Kenya

2016  LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, Charlottesville, USA

2016  The Everyday Projects at FotoIstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey


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