Immaculata—Photographer



As a photographer, I record and play with the relationship objects and people have with each other and with one another.

Since 2017, I have been working on two long-term documentary photography projects that explore Christianity in South-East Nigeria, and how international students in London find belonging. I run Studio Styles, an exploration of historical and contemporary material culture in Southern Nigeria. Its pilot project is currently documenting the built environment in Enugu.





You can (pre-)order my first ever hard-copy title here:  ‘Sunrise Flour Mill’, Another Place Press.
It makes a Nigerian metaphor out of the flour mill which went defunct after only two years of production, and now lives as an echo of its potential.



Awards/Commendations:
2021                         Special Mention, Inaugural Self-portrait competition, HOME Creative Space


Photography/Art Writing:
2021                         Review of Kacey Jeffers’ UNIFORM, The Photographer’s Gallery website
2018                         Review of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora photobook, Zeke magazine
2017                         Lubee Abubakar is taking the art world by storm, Okay Africa
2016                         Review of Rama Thiaw’s The Revolution Won’t be Televised, What’s On Africa
2016                         Review of Njideka Akunyili-Crosby’s exhibition ‘Portals’, What’s On Africa


Photography 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



Writing workshops/fellowships:
2021                        Tampered Press Workshop with Lesley Nneka Arimah
2020                        SBMEN Creative Writing Workshop
2018                        Arvon Foundation writers retreat with Malaika Booker and Polar Bear
2017                        Apples and Snakes Writing Room with Roger Robinson
2017                        Writivism Emerging Writers program

 

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