Self-directed Passion projects: Vital for success, satisfaction and impact

Etinosa Yvonne is a Nigerian photographer who has received international recognition for her personal and commissioned work in editorial and fine art spaces most recently at the Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art. Etinosa, like most photographers, has her own ideas she wants to pursue and often it’s hard to find support for your own ideas. Confronting the challenges of managing the time and resources needed to get it all done alongside the regular demands of a freelance career is a huge obstacle to overcome. As an emerging and important voice in African photography, Etinosa will discuss how pursuing self-directed work with a personal passion plays a vital role in creating opportunities that fulfill the more pragmatic concerns of editorial assignments, larger commissions and general recognition. 


Thursday, July 21, 2022
2 PM US Eastern Time Zone


Virtual via Zoom




Portrait of Etinosa Yvonne

Etinosa Yvonne

Documentary photographer

Etinosa Yvonne (b. 1989) is a self-taught documentary photographer and visual artist born and brought up in Nigeria. She works with various art forms including photos and videos.

The primary focus of her work is the exploration of themes related to the human condition and social injustice.

She has received grants from Women Photograph, National Geographic in partnership with Lagos Photo and Art X as well as an award from the Royal Photographic Society for her project: It’s All In My Head.

She has participated in various Lab, mentorship and residency programmes.

Etinosa was one of six talents selected for the 2020 cycle of the World Press Photo 6*6 Global talent in Africa. Her works have been shown in festivals, museums and galleries in different parts of the world. Her works have also been published in several international publications.

She currently resides in Abuja, Nigeria.