Vanessa Endeley is a self taught visual artist, fine art and documentary photographer born and raised in Lagos. Her individualised portraits are brought to life using a lot of colour, and are often obscured by blindfolds. In doing so, Endeley questions the role of eyes in offering a glimpse beneath preliminary facades. In the documentary aspect of her practice, she is interested in addressing social injustices faced by Nigerian women surrounding education and health. Her ongoing project, titled Working Women, began in 2019 and aims to document sex workers and the trials some go through. Endeley aims to humanise these individuals. She is extremely passionate about mental health issues and, as an artist also struggling with her mental health, documents as much as she can, bringing awareness to the general community. Using herself as a subject, she is keen to share her experiences with the rest of the world and to connect with others.
Alice Zoo’s Swimmers series takes a documentary approach, considering the intimacy of the lens. Part of The Next Generation 2018.
Renée Marie Kiangala
Renée Marie Kiangala’s practice is a contemporary critique of the involvement of surveillance studies in human development.