documentary photographer yagazie emezi uses her lens to examine the reclamation of scars and education for at-risk liberian girls

December 1, 2016

Art is activism and activism is art, and photographer Yagazie Emezi is working for a helluva cause. The young documentarian is using her lens to document Liberia’s at-risk female population, focusing on education and the reclamation of scars. Born and raised in Aba, Nigeria, she went on to study Cultural Anthropology and African Studies in the States before returning to her home to work as a visual curator for Bialere, a digital platform focused on showcasing creatives from the continent. It’s clear that she’s a talented photographer and her work speaks to the power of telling stories close to our hearts for ourselves. Check out some of her work below and support this worthy cause

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor