Nigerian national, born in Nigeria, Sep 6, 1989. Lives and works in Nigeria. Currently works as a freelance documentary photographer and visual artist.
EDUCATION/TRAINING/ RESIDENCIES 2021 Artist in Residence, Gasworks, London (July 5 – September 19, 2021) 2019 Electric South Immersive Media Lab, Cape-Town, South Africa 2019 New York Times Portfolio Review, New York, USA 2019 Blink Media Portfolio Review, New York, USA 2019 IWMF-WIN Women’s Media Leaders Bootcamp, Naivasha, Kenya 2019 National Geographic Storytellers Summit, Washington DC, USA 2018 FastForward Women in Photography workshop/mentorship, African Artist Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria 2018 Women Photograph Workshop, Photoville, New York, USA 2018 Native Creative Visual Lab, African Artist Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria 2018 Nlele Institute Mentorship Program for emerging photographers in Nigeria 2011 B.A Theatre Arts, Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2021: It’s All In My Head, Full Circle Photography Gallery, Maryland, USA. Nov 11- Dec 11 2021 It’s All In My Head, ArtX Fair, Lagos, Nigeria. Nov 4 – Nov 7 2021
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2021: To Share, GetxoPhoto International Image Festival, Spain. 02 – 26 September 2021. Be Brilliant, Donggang International Photo Festival, South Korea. July 16 – September 19 2021. Through the lens of, Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal, the Netherlands. 24 June 2021 – 8 January 2023. Data Fiction: 3rd Edition of Cairotronica Festival, Cairo, Egypt. 26 April- 1 May 2021. Control, Format International Photography Festival, NewArt City.12 March – 11 April 2021 2020: Voices of the Wind, UNHCR Virtual exhibition. Sublime: Between Solid and Vapor, Rele Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria. August 4 - September 13, 2020. World Press Photo: Through the lens of, Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal, the Netherlands. 1 June 2020 - 23 May 2021. Lumix Festival for young Visual Journalism, Hanover, Germany. 19 – 28 June 2020 (Digital Exhibition). 2019: Wahala Dey, Nigerian Digital Exhibition, Alliance Francaise Lagos, Nigeria. 28 November - 1 December 2019. Whither I Stand and The Trajectory of Vision, off exhibition organized within the framework of the 12th Bamako Encounters, Bamako. 1 December, 2019 – 31 January 2020. Black bodies, Grey Matter. Ake Art and Book Festival, Lagos, Nigeria. 24- 27 October 2019. In Conversation: Visual Meditations on Black Masculinity. The African American Museum in Philadelphia. 04 October 2019 - 01 March 2020 USA, Photoville’s FENCE, USA. 22 June, 2019 - September 27, 2020 In Search of Relevance: Locality and Remediation. Kigali Photo Festival, Rwanda 7 – 16 June, 2019.
AWARDS / COMMISSIONS/GRANTS 2022 World Press Photo Regional Jury 2021 Nominee, Prix Pictet 2020 TIME's Top 100 Photos of 2020 2020 World Press Photo 6*6 Africa Talent 2020 Creative collaboration with UN Sexual and Reproductive Health Agency, New York 2020 Finalist, Zeke Award for documentary photography 2020 100 Heroines 2020 Nominee, Foam Paul Huf Award 2019 Grantee, Access Bank Art X Prize 2019 Finalist, CAP Prize 2019 Nominee, Prix Pictet 2018 WSJ Top 100 Photos 2018 Women Photograph Top 100 Photos 2018 Recipient, National Geographic/ Lagos Photo Portfolio review Award 2018 Nominee, Africa Media Works Photography Prize 2018 Grantee, Women Photograph Grant
MUSEUM COLLECTIONS Permanent Collection – FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM, Massachusetts, USA.
MEMBERSHIPS African Women in Photography The Photographic Collective Diversify Photo Women Photograph African Photojournalism Database
PUBLICATIONS 2021 New Internationalist, pp 57, UK (Sept- Oct 2021) El Pais Semanal, Traces of the Violence in Nigeria, July 2021. Oath Magazine, South Africa, April 2021 2020 NoWahala Magazine, Nigeria, November 2020 Nigeria Trending, Nigeria, November 2020 Internazionale, October 2020 Monthly Photography Magazine, South Korea, October 2020 Oath Magazine, South Africa, August, 2020 Bloomberg Businessweek, USA, January, 2020 Daily Trust Newspaper, Sunday Arts & Ideas, Nigeria, February 2, 2020 2019 SIERRA Magazine, November 2019. Black + White Photography Magazine, The Hidden Wounds, Etinosa Yvonne on the scars of conflict, pp. 08-16, UK (June 2019) 2018 Women Photograph, USA Alternatives Economiques, France Daily Trust Newspaper, Sunday Arts & Ideas, Nigeria, September 9, 2020
ARTIST TALK 2021, Women In Focus: Photography, Agency and Solidarity. Peckham 24, Talks & Event 2021, Talking Photography: Etinosa Yvonne in conversation with Afrika Museum, Netherlands 2020, Exposure Photography Festival, Canada (Virtual) 2019, MFON Photo Salon, Magnum Foundation, New York