Nigeria

Andrew Esiebo

After seeing some of his photographs in Rwanda in Photographs: Death Then, Life Now I decided to research into him a bit. He is a Nigerian photographer who started out photographing his native country, and its rapid urban development. When his work became more well known his practice started to branch out more. and he began to photograph more of a variety of subjects that explored subjects such as migration, sexuality and football.
He has also been fortunate enough to complete a number of artistic residencies including a 5 month residency in Paris and a 3 month residency in South Korea.

One of things that struck me about his work as I was looking through his website http://www.andrewesiebo.com/index.htm was how cleverly he uses light to enhance colours and textures in the photographs that he takes. Africa is a stereotypically sunny and hot country but this could make taking photographs quite difficult because of the lack of shadows sometimes.

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