Emeke Obanor is a documentary photographer, a social activist and an advocate based in Nigeria.  He uses photography as a medium to raise awareness around social justice issues, shining light on injustices facing people in his environment as well as across borders.

He became well known for his creative and artistic abilities, with a talent for art and aesthetics, he chose a career in Theatre and the Arts, “intuitive” and “fresh” have been the words used to describe this exciting artist.

He is a recipient of many awards including Allard Prize, Michael Reichmann Grant, Critical Mass Photo Award, finalist in Photo 4Humanity Global Prize, finalist in Luis Valtuena International Humanitarian Photography Award, including 2021 CAP Prize. His project "Tree of Freedom" was named best photodocumentary by OBBIETTIVO SOLIDARIETÀ in 2020. He won first prize in Unbreakable Nigerian Spirit competition, shortlisted in Global Peace Photo Award.

AWARDS

2021 CAP Prize Shortlist

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2021/apr/30/african-photography-cap-prize-2021-shortlist-in-pictures

2020 Winner of Michael Reichmann Project Grant

https://photolucidapdx.blogspot.com/2020/10/cm20-reichmann-project-grant-recipients.html?m=1

2020 International Photography Grant Talent of Year Award

https://internationalphotogrant.com/winners-gallery/ipg-talent-of-the-year-2020/talent-of-the-year-2020/hm/1325

2020 Edition Finalist of Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award

https://premioluisvaltuena.org/en/finalistas/2020/emeke-obanor/heroes/

2020 Top 10Finalist of the Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Competition

https://www.photography4humanity.com/2020-global-prize

2020 Critical Mass top Photographer

http://www.photolucida.org/top-50/emeke-obanor/?cm_year=2020

2020 Obbiettivo Solidereta  Best Photographic Project

2020 Global Peace Award shortlist.

https://www.friedaward.com/submissions/shortlist-2020/heroes

Winner of Unbreakable Nigerian Spirit Award

http://robperree.com/articles/112/nigerian-spirit-e

Publications

Rolling Stone Magazine

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rollingstone.it/black-camera/autori-fotografia/emeke-obanor-viaggio-tra-le-ragazze-di-boko-haram/532276/amp/

https://www.rollingstone.it/black-camera/autori-fotografia/emeke-obanor-viaggio-tra-le-ragazze-di-boko-haram/532276/

Social Documentary Network

https://socialdocumentary.net/exhibit/Emeke_obanor/5195

F - Stop Magazine

https://www.fstopmagazine.com/pastissues/101/featured.html

Medium Magazine

https://medium.com/f-stop-magazine/interview-with-photographer-emeke-obanor-52b180da526c

Using Format