“All my life from childhood, I have been pulled towards storytelling, and I searched for an unexplainable ‘fit,'” Emezi told BuzzFeed News. “I drew, then I wrote, then I made videos. When I focused on photography, it was a simple soulmate moment of, ‘Oh, there you are. I’ve been waiting for you.'”
Emezi says her work primarily focuses on African women and stories surrounding their health, sexuality, education, and beauty, because she wants to make sure that what she is doing is meaningful, as a woman “who is entrusted to share the stories and experiences of people, often women.”
“Personally, it’s about the part I can play in the lives of others and if my photography can do any bit of good,” she added.
Although she says that there is never one set message with her work, Emezi said that she has learned many lessons revolving around perseverance from photographing women.
“Kindness and patience will always come back,” she said.
Source : BuzzFeed News