Andrew Esiebo


Andrew Esiebo is a visual storyteller whose practices investigate themes such as sexuality, football, popular culture, urbanism, migration, religion, and spirituality. He is based in Nigeria, from where he works around the world.

His work has been widely exhibited, including at: the São Paulo Biennial, Brazil; the Biennale Cuvee, Linz, Austria; the Photo Quai biennials, Paris, France; the Dakart Biennale, Senegal; the Guangzhou Triennial, Beijing, China; the Chobi Mela V Photo Festival, Bangladesh; the Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba; the Arles Photo Festival; the Breda Photo Festival, the Netherlands; and the Kent University Museum, USA. His works are in several private and public art collections.

In 2010, Esiebo was selected for the Twenty Ten Project - Road to 2010, made up of 16 journalists and photographers, who provided alternative stories of the World Cup in South Africa. He is a winner of the 2011 Musee du Quai Branly artistic creation prize. 

Esiebo has been awarded a number of artistic residencies, including: Cultures France's Visa Pour Creation, Paris; the Africa Beyond programme, Gasworks, London; the Gyeonggi Creation Center, South Korea; and the Bag Factory Art Residency, Johannesburg, South Africa.

His interest in social issues has led to collaborations with a number of institutions, including King's College London, the University of Padova in Italy, National Geographic Magazine, The Photographers Gallery in London, Action Aids, WHO, UNICEF, Women for Women, MSH Nigeria, and others. His works have been published in books, magazines, and websites such as The New York Times, National Geographic, Washington Post, Courrier International, Le Point, Le Monde-M magazine, Financial Times, Marie Claire Italia, Time Out Nigeria, Laia Books, Geo-Lino, KIT, CNN African Voices, Al Jazeera, and African style magazine Arise.

He has given several lectures and talks on photography, and is one of StoryMi Academy's facilitators, a Lagos based organization that develops world-class journalists, storytellers, and investigators across Africa.

Andrew Esiebo is a member of the African Photojournalism Database, a directory of emerging and professional African visual journalists established by the World Press Photo Foundation and Everyday Africa.

World Press Photo Involvement: 
2023 World Press Photo Contest jury member
6x6 Global Talent Program nominator
2016 Joop Swart Masterclass mentor
African Photojournalism Database member

Andrew Esiebo on Social Media: 
Instagram: @andrewesiebo

Andrew Esiebo
Portrait credit: Godson Ukaegbu