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The aim of the festival is to create a platform for exchanges between Nigerian and French photojournalists and other professionals working in various media outlets, while contributing to media & image education in the service of a more qualitative information accessible to all. This festival will also strengthen bonds within the
community, inform about the profession, and reflect on its future.



Designed for documentary photographers based in Rivers State, Nigeria, the aim of this photo contest is to give exposure to young and talented photographers from the region.

A photo contest sponsored by SONY. 
Prize for the winner: a Sony Alpha Camera

The prize will be given to the laureate on the 13th of October 2022 at Alliance française de Port Harcourt.

Photo contest entry requirements

    • Being based in the Rivers State
    • Send one digital photo, captured within the past year and taken with any type of camera (smartphones included)
    • Send a one-paragraph description of the photo (when, where, why and how it was taken, along with any other relevant information)
    • Send one or two paragraphs about you
    • Your attendance at the festival event on the 13th of October 2022, at Alliance française de Port Harcourt.
    • Follow @sonyalphanigeria instagram social media page (facebook, Instagram)

Applications that do not follow these requirements will not be taken into consideration.soc


 Please submit your entry to


by Friday 30th
September 11.55PM.


An Intro to Visual Story Telling

 A conference led by photojournalist Victoria Uwemedimo.


What is the difference between a photographer and a photojournalist? Why is a photojournalist’s job important? What are the ethics of this job? How to apprehend the safety of this profession? How to edit pictures?
What are the requirement to work with international editors? Why is Port Harcourt such an exciting place for a journalist? What are some of the biggest issues we face here? 

These are some questions that Victoria Uwemedimo will try to answer during her conference and the interactive session.

The conference will be followed by the Photo Contest Award Ceremony

🗓️ Date: 13/10/2022

🕚 Time: 11 am

🎟️ Free entrance

📍 Venue: Alliance Française Port Harcourt – 20 Herbert Macauley Street – Amadi Flats – Old GRA – Port Harcourt – Rivers State – Nigeria

💬 Contact for enquiries: +234 803 960 0356

© Victoria Uwemedimo
© Victoria Uwemedimo

Victoria Uwemedimo

VICTORIA UWEMEDIMO​ is a British-Nigerian-Trinidadian creative storyteller, currently based in Lagos, Nigeria. She have several years’ experience working in various parts of Northern & Sub-Saharan Africa, and Central America, as a text, video and photo journalist, editor and media trainer.

She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in French & Spanish at University College London (UCL) before moving to New York City to complete her Master’s in Journalism at Columbia University.

After graduating, she worked in entertainment and fashion journalism, before moving to Nigeria, where she focus on human-interest stories, exploring issues such as urban poverty, gender inequity and the climate crisis.

Her work has been published by various international media outlets, including The Guardian, Agence France-Presse, Yahoo! News, TV5Monde, Atlas Obscura, Barron’s and Africa News.


From 13/10/2022 to 12/11/2022




When boxers come into the gym, they reach a sanctuary. Even more than a protective shield against violence and hardship, female boxers encounter a place for empowerment, where they can build their mind, body and soul. Be it a couple of punch bags and tyres hanging on Bariga’s dust, or a ring tucked within a 9-storey building in Victoria Island – the gym works as a school of morality. Hard work, dedication, endurance and focus are the core values of boxing practice. But it is also a game of confidence and love, a place where one can find sisterhood. Alongside individual perseverance, the shared experience of training, sparring and competing produces one as a worthy fighter.

Even though pioneer Nigerian sportswomen partook in sports in the 1940s, today, boxing remains closely intertwined with masculinity and virility. Thus, Nigerian female boxers are truly transgressive, throwing a timely punch at sports patriarchy. The six women at the core of this exhibition all train and fight in Lagos. Coming from different social backgrounds, some enter high-ranked national championships, while others practice to build self-confidence or overcome their past. Witnessing their strength allows one to get a glimpse of the countless possibilities opened by women, in Nigeria and abroad.

Taiwo Aina and Claire Nicolas, 8th of March, 2022.

Opening of the Photo Exhibition "Game of Confidence"

🗓️ Date: 13/10/2022

🕚 Time: 11.30 am

🎟️ Free entrance

📍 Venue: Alliance Française Port Harcourt – 20 Herbert Macauley Street – Amadi Flats – Old GRA – Port Harcourt – Rivers State – Nigeria

💬 Contact for enquiries: +234 803 960 0356


With the support of Institut français in Paris

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