Yagazie Emezi

Yagazie Emezi is a Nigerian artist and photojournalist who uses photography and sculpture to explore the lives of African women through the lens of health, sexuality, education and human rights. She also explores wider themes of culture and social issues in her work. In 2019 she became the first Black woman to photograph for National Geographic.

Earlier this year Yagazie was featured in The Washington Post in their article Living through a pandemic when your access to water is difficult, which focused on the effects of the coronavirus on Nigerian communities. Her work is currently being displayed in project+gallery’s Just Pictures exhibition. This exhibition explores artists who take an interdisciplinary approach to photography by combining aspects of fine art, fashion photography and the history of photography.

Connect with Yagezie | yagezieemezi.com  | Instagram |

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