Etinosa Yvonne


Nigerian national, born in Nigeria, Sep 6, 1989. Lives and works in Nigeria. Currently works as a freelance documentary photographer and visual artist.

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 Fast Forward 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.                          

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 



Through the lens of, Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal, the Netherlands. 24 June 2021 – 8 January 2023.
Control, Format International Photography Festival, NewArt City. 12 March – 11 April 2021
Voices of the Wind, UNHCR Virtual exhibition.
Sublime: Between Solid and Vapor, Rele Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria. August 4 - September 13, 2020.
Through the lens of, Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal, the Netherlands. 1 June 2020 - 28 February 2021.
Lumix Festival for young Visual Journalism, Hanover, Germany. 19 – 28 June 2020 (Digital Exhibition).
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.

  • Photo reportage for UNESCO
  • Photo reportage for Nature Outlook
  • Photo reportage for IRC UK
  • Photo reportage for WHO
  • Photo reportage for WaterAID UK

  • Photo reportage UNFPA, New York
  • Photo reportage for FAO/ENI 
  • Photo reportage for Aljazeera English
  • Photo-reportage ActionAid UK
  • Project coordinator for ILO migration story
  • Photo reportage for GNDR UK 
  • Photo/Video reportage ActionAid UK
  • 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

El Pais Semanal, Traces of the Violence in Nigeria, July 2021.
Oath Magazine, South Africa, April 2021
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
SIERRA Magazine, November 2019.
Black + White Photography Magazine, The Hidden Wounds, Etinosa Yvonne on the scars of conflict, pp. 08-16, UK (June 2019)
Women Photograph, USA
Alternatives Economiques, France
Daily Trust Newspaper, Sunday Arts & Ideas, Nigeria, September 9, 2018

  • 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

  • African Women in Photography
  • The Photographic Collective
  • Diversify Photo
  • Women Photograph
  • African Photojournalism Database

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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