ImmaculataPhotographer


With my photography, I am paying and calling attention to the dignity, complexity and history that enable us to imagine more beauty, care and sustenance in our lives. I am based between Abuja and Enugu, and I am available for local and international documentary and editorial assignments. 

Past documentary projects have ranged from exploring how international students find belonging in London, to probing into the different expressions of Christianity in South-East Nigeria. My on-going documentary project 'Dusty Hill Drive' explores the built environment in South-East Nigeria and part of it was published in 2021 by Another Place Press (see below).

Other links:
- my curatorial project on rest and pleasure 
- a photo journal I kept in my early days of using a camera

Proud member of:
Indigenous Photograph collective
Black Women Photographers





You can order my first ever hard-copy title here:  ‘Sunrise Flour Mill’, published by 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, 25 years on.


Awards/Grants:

2021                         Artist grant, under the ‘Creating Joy: Art, Refusal and the Worlding of Black Lives’ project
2021                         Special Mention, Inaugural Self-portrait competition, HOME Creative Space




Photo Publications/Commissions:

2022                       Black Women Photographers on what IWD means to them, The Guardian (print)
2022                       Okrika market tours in Enugu and Abuja, Mildew magazine (print)
2022                       Still in Enugu, LOLWE
2022                       Ekpere Ji Ji: Traces of Delight in 1990s South-East Nigerian Architecture, GIDA Journal (print)
2022                       International Students in London, ‘In Real Life’ by The Photographer’s Gallery (print) 
2020                       Sunrise Flour Mill, The Photographer’s Network
2020                       Aunty Uche’s home, Black River journal
2020                       A Story behind A Photograph, The Photographer’s Gallery 
2019                        In the Hands of God, Saraba Mag
2018                        Desire, Tabula Rasa journal spring issue (Best art submission prize)
2017                        Way of Seeing, Saraba Mag

For the 2018-2019 academic year, I was one of the Student-Staff Photographers at the QMUL Students Union, where I covered events including conferences, awards ceremonies, fairs, club nights and the annual sports tournament.





Group Exhibitions:

2022                      Cosmos of Space, of Place and Time (with the Nlele Institute/BlaBla Bamako), Recontres de Bamako
2021                       The Wrong Biennale (curated by olakiitan adeola, ftbc)
2018                       Off the Track festival, Battersea Arts Centre
2018                       QM Visual Arts Collective show, Hundred Years Gallery



Workshops/Portfolio Reviews:

2022                        Lagos Photo Festival x Reuters Portfolio Review (winner of Reuters mentorship)
2021                        Nlele Institute Portfolio Review
2021                        Introduction to Photographic Histories, The Photographers’ Gallery 
2018                        Photo Scratch
2017                        Digital Photography Summer school, London College of Communication (UAL)


 



Press

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