Nneka Ezemezue

Photographer | Graphic Designer | Magnum Foundation Fund grantee
Portraits of Addis
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Nationality: NIGERIAN
Biography: Nneka Iwunna Ezemezue is a visual story teller living and working in Lagos, Nigeria. She explores themes on people, tradition, religion, environment and other sociocultural issues. Her work has been exhibited at the Crossing Compasses, David Dale... read on
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Portraits of Addis
Credits: nneka ezemezue
Date of Work: 12/31/69 - 12/31/69
Updated: 01/28/20
In Ethiopia, 80 percent of the population resides in rural areas and women provide the majority of the agricultural labor in these communities. However, their contributions often go largely unrecognized and their fathers or husbands often restrict access to resources and community participation.  

Portraits of Addis Ababa explores gender equality in Ethiopia. There has been a steady increase in female representation in education, politics and other fields. In urban areas; the number of women, who have greater access to education, health care, and are engaged in small and micro enterprises and production firms, has shown real progress. This project accelerates the improvements in women's status and how much they contribute to the touristic and general growth of Ethiopia.

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By Nneka Ezemezue — The Vendors series hones in on engrossed faces of daily readers of newspapers across cities in Nigeria otherwise comically known as ‘Free..

Left Behind

By Nneka Ezemezue — “Left Behind” examines the traumatic experience of widows mostly from the South Eastern part of Nigeria, who were subjected to the..
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