Etinosa Yvonne

It's all in my Head
Location: Nigeria
Nationality: Nigerian
Biography: Etinosa Yvonne (b.1989) is a documentary photographer from Benin city, Nigeria. She considers photography to be a medium of expression and a tool to drive social change.  Etinosa leverages on the power of visual storytelling to create... read on
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It's all in my Head
Credits: etinosa yvonne
Date of Work: 03/12/18 - Ongoing
Updated: 08/27/19
Location: Nigeria
It’s All In My HEAD - in progress

An ongoing multimedia project that  explores the coping mechanisms of survivors of terrorism and violent conflict.

The project aims to advocate for increased and long-term access to psychosocial support for the survivors which in turn will improve their mental health.

In the last twenty years, Nigeria has witnessed an increase in terrorism and violent conflicts. Some of these survivors have witnessed the most violent acts been meted out on them, their loved ones and in some cases all that they own.

Over the years, these survivors find a way to rebuild and adjust to their new lives. However, many of them never get to talk about their experiences. Thus, the idea of "moving on” can be considered to be a farce as a lot of these survivors go through life burdened with thoughts of the things they witnessed and all they lost.

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.

Furthermore, the project examines the impelling cause(s) of terrorism and violent conflict in Nigeria.

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