Etinosa Yvonne works across photography and video to document underreported incidents of societal injustice in Nigeria. She considers photography to be a tool to drive social change and uses visual storytelling to create awareness, educate and inform people about causes and issues she is passionate about. Her recent project, It's All In My Head, explores the coping mechanisms of survivors of terrorism and violent conflict, with the aim of advocating for increased and long-term access to psychosocial support for them. Through layered and collaged portraits as well as written testimonies, she reveals the struggle of survivors to move on from these incidents, as well as the underlying causes of terrorism and violent conflict in Nigeria.
During her residency at Gasworks, Yvonne will to continue to develop It's All In My Head by experimenting with a series of layered sculptures. She is also planning to conduct research into the use of gender neutral clothing among Nigerian men during the pre-colonial era.
Etinosa Yvonne lives and works in Abuja. In 2018, she received a grant from Women Photograph for the project It’s All In My Head and in the same year was the winner of the 2018 Lagos Photo and National Geographic Portfolio Review. Yvonne’s photographs have been exhibited internationally and featured in several international publications.