Yagazie Emezi

Yagazie Emezi, born in 1989, is a multi-disciplinary artist and photographer based in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied Cultural Anthropology and African Studies in the United States

with a focus on cultism in Nigerian universities and the cultural preservation of the African aesthetic.

In 2014, she returned to Nigeria to work as a Visual Curator for Bialere, a digital platform focused on showcasing the works young African creatives. In a quest to give mainly young photographers a voice, she discovered hers. Using her past anthropological studies as a tool, Yagazie is drawn to documenting the normalcy of everyday life in and out of Nigeria, placing value on the story of every individual.  Her photography focuses primarily on documentary, fashion and travel around the African continent.

Website: www.yagazieemezi.com

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