EBUNOLUWA AKINBO (b.1994)
Ebunoluwa Akinbo is a Nigerian born and based documentary photographer with interest in exploring social issues, culture, identity and social change. To her, photography makes ideas and imaginations a reality.
After getting her Sociology degree, she decided to pursue photography full time. It was one of the difficult decisions and also the easiest decision she ever made. In retrospect, she is glad she made the decision because it gives her joy doing what she is most passionate about. Ebunoluwa’s desire is to tell various social and human stories around her through the lens in creative ways.
Since she began her photography journey in 2017, she emerged winner in the 2018 Fashola Photography Competition, Nigeria. She participated in the 2018, Canon Basic DSLR Workshop and the GTBank Days of Dorcas female photographers’ workshop Nigeria. She was commissioned by New York Times in 2018 to document the #Thisis18 project in Lagos, Nigeria. Her work ‘The passing of time’ was exhibited at the 2018, Lagos photo festival. In 2019 she was Nominated for the annual Canon Storytelling master class, Nigeria. In June 2019, she participated with other young photographers in a group exhibition titled “Live-in Desire” with the Nlele Institute and the Goethe institut in Lagos, Nigeria. August 2019, she got a scholarship to attend the annual Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Kigali, Rwanda and she is an alumnus of the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop.
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