Yagazie Emezi is a documentary photographer from Aba, Nigeria. She holds dual degrees in Cultural Anthropology and African Studies from the University of New Mexico and, upon graduation, returned to Nigeria as Visual Curator for Bialere, a digital platform focused on showcasing young African creatives.
Yagazie is a contributor to Everyday Africa and has been commissioned by Al-Jazeera, Lagos Fashion Week, Union Bank Nigeria, Refinery29, and Tastemakers Africa. She has also been featured by Huffington Post, MTV, Format Magazine, NY Magazine’s The Cut, Afropunk, Models.com, The Guardian (Nigeria), New York Times and Vogue.
Her ongoing project “Relearning Bodies” is based in West Africa and documents how trauma survivors left with significant scarring adapt to their new bodies, as well as the role their socioeconomic class and community plays in this adjustment. Yagazie is currently based in Monrovia, working on a project around education for girls in at-risk communities in Liberia.