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MFON Photo Salon

  • Magnum Foundation 59 East 4th Street New York United States (map)
Etinosa Yvonne

Etinosa Yvonne

Join us for an evening with Etinosa Osayimwen, Miranda Barnes, and Nydia Blas, three contemporary women photographers from the global African and diasporic community.

Etinosa, Miranda, and Nydia will each show work and engage in a discussion about their inspiration and creative practices. This event is presented in collaboration with MFON, an independently published anthology edited by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Adama Delphine Fawundu. MFON will soon be launching an online platform to promote an international representative voice of women photographers from continental Africa and its diaspora

Etinosa Yvonne is a self-taught documentary photographer from Nigeria. Her work focuses on underreported societal issues as it affects the everyday Nigerian and society at large. In 2018, she got a grant from Women Photograph to fund her ongoing project, It’s All In My Head. Later that year, she emerged as the overall winner of the National Geographic/Lagos Photo portfolio review. Etinosa leverages on the immediate impact of photographs to shed light on various issues that affect marginalized members of her society.

Miranda Barnes is a Caribbean-Anglo American photographer. She received her B.A. in Humanities and Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in the spring of 2018. A participant of The New York Portfolio Review in 2017, PDN's 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, and 2019 Magnum Foundation Fellow, Miranda has garnered attention to her work, focusing on race, politics, and notions surrounding American culture. She currently resides and works in Brooklyn.

Nydia Blas is a visual artist living in Ithaca, New York with her husband and two children. She holds a B.S. from Ithaca College, and received her M.F.A. from Syracuse University in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Southside Community Center, Inc., a historically Black community center founded by a group of Black women in 1934. She uses photography, collage, video, and books to address matters of sexuality, intimacy, and her lived experience as a girl, woman, and mother. Nydia was selected for World Press’ 2018 6x6 Global Talent Program for North and Central America and is a recipient of the 2018 Light Work grant.


Public programing is supported by The Henry Nias Foundation.