Benson Ibeabuchi

ibeabuchibenson@gmail.com

+234 806 905 9967

www.bensonibeabuchi.com

BIO

Benson is a photojournalist and filmmaker, working to document human rights and social justice issues that define our times. With a careful play of documentation and artistry, his works focuses on societal issues and how it affects our everyday life and society at large.  He is a keen observer of humanity with an intense interest in capturing and retelling stories from perspectives that are often overlooked. Benson works to further understand the human experience through intimate, human-centered storytelling using still images and motion picture.


PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE 

Freelance Photographer (2017 – Present)

Staff Photographer for LagosPhoto Festival ( 2016-2020)


AWARDS/GRANTS

2020,  ArtNg Grant winner

2020, Tracing Truth Documentary Grant Winner

2020, Guardian Agency photographer of the year Nominee


EXHIBITIONS

2018 World Music Day, Alliance Francaise de Lagos (Group Exhibition)

2018 Canon Alumni Exhibition, LagosPhoto Festival (Group Exhibition)


ASSIGNMENTS/COMMISSIONS

2020

  • Photo reportage for Vice world news on the End Sars Protest in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Video documentary for Taurus Foundation on Obayomi Anthony, winner of the first Taurus Prize
  • Photo reportage for AFP on Nigeria’s preparedness for Coronavirus
  • Photo documentary series for AFP on a Kid Ballet dancer in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Photo reportage for Adire Ogun, Ogun state.

2019

  • Photo reportage for AFP on the Border closure in Nigeria
  • Photo documentary for LagosPhoto Festival
  • Photo reportage for Art Summit
  • YIAGA photo mission for 2018 general election

2018

  • Photo documentary for LagosPhoto Festival

2017

  • Photo and Video documentary for The Nigerian Pavilion at the 57th Venice bienalle, Italy
  • Photo documentary for LagosPhoto Festival

2016

  • Photo documentary for LagosPhoto Festival


PUBLICATIONS

2020

Vice World News

AFP Forum

De Standaard ( Belgian Newspaper )

BBC

CNN

Guardian UK

2019

AFP Forum


PRESENTATION

Social Documentary Network ( 2020 )

How to create a Portfolio, LagosPhoto Festival ( 2019 and 2020 )


EDUCATION/TRAINING

2018

  • Canon Storytelling Masterclass, LagosPhoto Festival, Nigeria
  • Native Creative Visual Lab, African Artist Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • FotoFactory, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria.
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