As a diversion from the conflict zone and humanitarian subject photographers typically featured on MdM, this month Andrew Esiebo is in the frame for his coverage of an often overlooked determinant of health. The images below are from his on-going ‘Mutation’ series in which he explores architecture and captures urban elements that mark or represent the transformative history of Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city. Safe settlement is a priority not only of the UN-Habitat initiative, but urban health is a well-established field in its own right.
But this portfolio is, at its core, a personal endeavour for Esiebo. Lagos is his birth town, hometown and current base for his worldwide commissions (including organisations such as UNICEF) that seek him out for his willingness to expose and highlight stories of cultural richness and narratives of change. In the case of Nigeria, his work exhibits a fondness for football, music, God captured with an eye that attempts to make them somehow new.
Image Credit (all): Andrew Esiebo