Award-winning Nigerian photographer and storyteller, Jenevieve Aken uses social documentary photography and self-portraits to explore a variety of social issues through her own personal experiences.
Jenevieve is currently exhibiting alongside other Heroines in Nude, held at Fotografiska, Sweden with her 2017 series Sanctuary. The series depicts the story of Elvira Orlandini who was sexually assaulted and murdered. Within the stark black and white images the aim is to share with the viewer the level of vulnerability women often feel.
During 2020 Jenevieve has worked on Dress Code, a series of self-portraits inspired by the outbreak of Covid-19 and social responses to the pandemic. Dress Code is currently being featured in the Hundred Heroine’s online Cabinet of Remedies exhibition.
all images © Jenevieve Aken