Yagazie Emezi is a documentary photographer from Aba, Nigeria. She holds dual degrees in Cultural Anthropology and African Studies from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Yagazie is a contributor to Everyday Africa and has been commissioned by Al-Jazeera, New York Times, Vogue, Refinery29, Everyday Projects, and UNFPA. She has also been featured by Huffington Post, MTV, Essence Magazine, Vogue, NY Magazine’s The Cut, Afropunk, Mashable, Models.com, and Buzzfeed. In 2017, she was a participant of the World Press Photo Masterclass West Africa. Her ongoing project Relearning Bodies is based in West Africa and documents how trauma survivors left with significant scarring adapt to their new bodies, as well as the role their socioeconomic class and community plays in this adjustment. After ten months in Liberia working on a project around education for girls in at-risk communities, Yagazie is currently working and travelling around the continent for work. She is represented by Native Agency


PUBLICATIONS

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


TALKS

2017  Rethinking Creation in the Digital Age, FCAEA & 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


EXHIBITIONS

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

Using Format