Reconstruction, 2017, Photographic Print, 60 x 91 cm

Reconstruction, 2017, Photographic Print, 60 x 91 cm

“Reconstruction represents the idea of falling apart but then embarking on the journey of putting oneself together again the way one always wanted to be.”

Yetunde Ayeni Babaeko
Yetunde Ayeni Babaeko

Yetunde Ayeni Babaeko

Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko was born in Enugu, Eastern Nigeria to a Nigerian father and a German mother. She moved to Germany as a child and completed her high school diploma (Abitur) before embarking on a photography apprenticeship majoring in advertising photography at Studio Be in Greven, Germany. On completing her apprenticeship in 2003, she returned to Nigeria and joined Ess-Ay Studio for a 12 month photography program, facilitated by Invent, Germany. This experience spurred her to deepen her photographic skills by enrolling at Macromedia, a school for art anddesign in Osnabrueck, Germany. Ayeni-Babaeko returned to Nigeria in 2005 and worked as free-lance photographer, before opening her own studio in 2007 (www.camarastudios.com). She has been active as a photographer with social conscience chronicling the life of modern Nigeria. Besides her fashion and documentary photography, Ayeni-Babaeko has facilitated numerous photography workshops in partnership with the Goethe Institute, mentoring young female photographers