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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, Albuquerque. Yagazie began her journey as a self-taught photographer in early 2015 and has since been commissioned by Al-Jazeera, New York Times, Vogue, Refinery29, Everyday Projects, and UNFPA. She has also been featured by Huffington Post, MTV, Essence Magazine, Vogue, NY Magazine’s The Cut, Afropunk, Mashable, and Buzzfeed. In 2017, she was a participant of the World Press Photo Masterclass West Africa and is a contributor to Everyday Africa. 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. After ten months in Liberia working on a project around education for girls in at-risk communities, Yagazie is currently travelling around the continent for work.
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