Etinosa Yvonne

Etinosa Yvonne (b. 1989) is a documentary photographer and visual artist born and brought up in Nigeria.
She works with various art forms including photos and videos. Etinosa leverages on the power of storytelling to create awareness, educate, inform, question as well as express herself.
She currently resides in Abuja, Nigeria.

Freelance Photographer and Visual Artist (2017 – Present)

2020, World Press Photo 6*6 Africa Talent
2020, Finalist, Zeke Award
2020, 100 Heroines
2020, Nominee, Joop Swart Masterclass
2020, Nominee, Foam Paul Huf Award
2019, Grantee, Access Bank Art X Prize
2019, Finalist, CAP Prize
2019, Nominee, Joop Swart Masterclass
2019, Nominee Prix Pictet
2018 Recipient, National Geographic/ Lagos Photo Portfolio Award
2018, Nominee, Africa Media Works Photography Prize
2018, Grantee, Women Photograph Grantee

2020 Through the lens of, Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal, the Netherlands (Group Exhibition)
2020 Lumix Festival for young Visual Journalism, Hanover, Germany (Digital Exhibition)
2019 Wahala Dey, Nigerian Digital Exhibition, Alliance Francaise Lagos. (Group Exhibition)
2019 Whither I Stand and The Trajectory of Vision, off exhibition organized within the framework of the 12th Bamako Encounters, Bamako. (Group Exhibition)
2019 Black bodies, Grey Matter. Ake Art and Book Festival, Nigeria (Group Exhibition)
2019 In Conversation: Visual Meditations on Black Masculinity. The African American Museum in Philadelphia, USA (Group Exhibition)
2019 The Fence, USA (Group Exhibition)
2019 Kigali Photo Festival, Rwanda (Group Exhibition)


Photo reportage for ActionAid UK Covid-19 relief intervention
  • Photo reportage for Bloomberg Businessweek on Africa’s preparedness for Coronavirus
  • Photo reportage for Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Photo reportage for Obama Foundation
  • Photo reportage for Coffey International Development Limited 
  • Save the Children UK photo mission in Maiduguri
  • Photo reportage for International Labour Organization centenary event
  • Photo reportage on how girl’s education affects climate change for Sierra Magazine
  • Photo reportage on the use of Tranexamic acid to reduce post partum haemorrhage for Wellcome Trust
  • ALIMA photo mission on curbing Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • YIAGA photo mission for 2019 general election
  • Behind the scenes shoot for Girl Gaze
  • Wall Street Journal photo reportage in Northern Nigeria
  • Wall Street Journal photo reportage on Herdsmen conflict in Nigeria
  • YIAGA photo mission in Western Nigeria
  • De Correspondent photo reportage on the influx of migrants from Edo state 
  • ALIMA photo mission on curbing Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • MSION photo mission in Northern Nigeria
  • MSION photo mission in Northern Nigeria
  • YIAGA photo mission in Eastern Nigeria


Metro UK
NoWahala Magazine
Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Daily Trust Newspaper, Nigeria
  • Sierra Magazine, USA
  • The Guardian, UK
  • PDN Magazine, USA 
  • Black & White Photography Magazine, UK
  • Amber J Stephens Blog, USA
  • Culture Trip
  • It’s Nice That, UK
  • Alternatives Economiques, France
  • Refinery 29, UK
  • Daily Trust Newspaper, Nigeria
  • Witness, World Press Photo 
  • National Public Radio (NPR) USA


MFON + Magnum Photo Salon, New York

  • Electric South Immersive Media Lab, Cape-Town, South Africa
  • IWMF-WIN Women’s Media Leaders Bootcamp, Naivasha, Kenya
  • FastForward Women in Photography workshop/mentorship, African Artist Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Women Photograph Workshop, Photoville, New York, USA
  • Native Creative Visual Lab, African Artist Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Nlele Institute Mentorship Program for emerging photographers in Nigeria 
  • B.A Theatre Arts, Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State.                           

Etinosa Yvonne

Etinosa Yvonne (b. 1989) is a self taught documentary photographer from Benin, Nigeria. Etinosa’s work focuses on underreported societal issues as it affects the everyday Nigerian and society at large.
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