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 and is a contributor to Everyday Africa. She has been commissioned by Al-Jazeera, Vogue, New York Times, Refinery29, and Tastemakers Africa. She has also been featured by Huffington Post, MTV, Format Magazine, NY Magazine’s The Cut, Afropunk, Models.com, Buzzfeed, New York Times and Nieman Reports. 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. Yagazie is currently based in Monrovia, working on a project around education for girls in at-risk communities in Liberia. She is represented by Native Agency.


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

"Imagery and Aesthetics in the Invisible Borders Trans-African Project", Amsterdam. Foam Photography Museum. 2017

LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA, sponsored by World Press Photo. 2016

Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam. 2016

The Everyday Projects at FotoIstanbul 2016.

Using Format