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Andrew Esiebo

Born in Lagos, Nigeria. Andrew Esiebo started out in photography by chronicling the rapid development of urban Nigeria as well as the country's rich culture and heritage. As his work began to gain international recognition, Andrew started to explore new creative territory, integrating multimedia practice with the investigation of themes such as sexuality, gender politics, football, popular culture, migration, religion and spirituality. He is the winner of the 2011 Musee du Quai Branly Artistic creation prize. He has been nominated for the Prix Pictet, Magnium Emergency Fund, Sovereign African Art Prize and Joop Stewart masterclass.

 In 2010, he was selected for the Road to Twenty Ten project to form an All-Africa Dream Team of 16 journalists / Photographers to provide alternative stories from the World Cup in South Africa.  His work has been exhibited at the Biennale Cuvee, Linz, Austria, Dakart, Dakar, Senegal Photoquai biennials in Paris France, Sao Paulo biennials in Brazil, the Guangzhou Triennial in Beijing-China, the Chobi Mela V Photo Festival in Bangladesh, Noorderlitch Photo Festival in Netherlands, African Photography Encounters in Mali and the Lagos Photo Festival among others. His works have been published in books, magazines and websites such as New York Times, Courrier International, Le Point, Washington Post Financial Times, guardian.co.uk, Marie Claire Italia, Time Out Nigeria, Mail & Guardian online, Laia Books, Geo-Lino, KIT and African style magazine Arise. His attention to social issues has seen him working for several local and international NGO including Action Aids, WHO, UNICEF, Women for Women, MSH Nigeria and several others.

 Andrew has been awarded a number of artistic residencies including a five-month stay in Paris under Cultures France's Visa Pour Creation, a three-month residency at the Gasworks in London as part of the Africa Beyond programme, a three-month residency at the Gyeonggi Creation Center in South Korea and 3 month residency at the Bag factory Art residency Johannesburg, South Africa.

He is based in Nigeria from where he works around the world