ImmaculataPhotographer, Researcher







1. Immaculata, Aba, 2000
2. Immaculata, over the years
3. Discorea bulbifera, Enugu, 2020




“well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love.” 

Hello, I am Immaculata, a Nigerian photographer, writer and student-historian at the University of Oxford. 

As a photographer, my documentary work is inspired by my academic and independent research and seeks to show how our present is continuously shaped by our past. My long-term photography projects explore Christianity in South-East Nigeria, and the experience of international students in London. I run Studio Styles, a storytelling studio documenting contemporary and historical material culture. Its pilot project is currently documenting the built environment in Enugu.





Education:
2021                         Mst Global and Imperial History at Oxford
2019                         BA (Hons) History and Comparative Literature at QMUL
2017                          Digital Photography Summer Cert. at London College of Communication, UAL


Photo Experience:
2018- 2019            Student Staff Photographer, Queen Mary University of London Student Union
2017- present      Freelance


Group Exhibitions:
2018                       Photo Scratch (public review exhibition)
____                        Off the Track festival at Battersea Arts Centre
____                        QM Visual Arts Collective show at Hundred Years Gallery


Photo Publications:
2020                       Sunrise Flour Mill, The Photographer’s Network
2020                       Aunty Uche’s home, Black River journal
2019                        In the Hands of God, Saraba Mag
2018                        Desire, Tabula Rasa magazine Spring issue (Best art submission prize)
2017                        Way of Seeing, Saraba Mag


Interviews:
2020                       Q&A, The #BlkGaze
2017                        Interview, Mary Akinyemi blog