ImmaculataPortrait and Documentary Photographer


With my photography, I ask “How do our social, natural and built environments enable or inhibit our desires?” My aim is to expand and enrich our imagination of the beauty, abundance and care that is possible in our lives.

From exploring how international students find belonging in London to probing into the different expressions of Christianity in South-East Nigeria, my documentary work is rooted in a curiosity about what it means to be alive. With portraiture, I am also deeply interested in the aliveness of inanimate things: their social and still lives.

I am based between Abuja and Enugu, Nigeria and I am available for local and international for documentary and editorial assignments.




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.



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


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


Photography/Art Writing:
2021                         Review of Kacey Jeffers’ UNIFORM, The Photographer’s Gallery website
2018                         Review of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, Zeke magazine of Global Documentary 
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


 

Link to Instagram