Etinosa Yvonne (b. 1989) is a self taught documentary photographer from Benin, Nigeria.
She considers photography to be a medium of expression and a tool to drive social change. Thus, Etinosa leverages on the power of visual storytelling to create awareness, educate and inform people about causes and issues she is passionate about.
n the year 2000, Maria Oyeleye , 50, lost her elder brother during the protracted conflict between Ife and Modakeke town in Osun state. Owing to the loss of her brother which subsequently led to the loss of her father and sister, Maria became hypertensive. Although Maria still grieves the loss of her loved ones, she makes it a duty to ensure that her hometown remains peaceful.
An ongoing personal project that seeks to explore the coping mechanisms of survivors of terrorism and violent conflict.
I am exploring how these survivors struggle to move on by using layered portraits of the survivors and the things that they do to help them move forward or otherwise.
A group of Muslim women in Abuja protest the continuous detention of Ibrahim Al-Zakzaky, a Shi’a Muslim cleric and spiritual leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and his wife despite a high court ruling which ordered his release.
Sheikh Al-Zakzaky and his wife were arrested in Dec, 2015 in Zaria, Kaduna during a raid by the Nigerian Army which led to the death of over 300 members of the sect. The Nigerian Army claimed that the raid was a proactive measure to counter the plot to assassinate Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria.
Sheikh Al-Zakzaky and his wife are currently been held in a secret detention centre.