Emmanuel Achusim is a photographer from Nigeria, who lives and works in Ukraine. Achusim consistently creates photographs that show one figure posing inside a single, white interior. The artist's use of this basic photographic arrangement bursts open a range of multi-cultural issues that are equally understandable as we share the view of an individual man whose blackness remains immersed inside the monolithic white walls of the photography studio.
“Hypocrisy” presents a sitting portrait of the artist who wears a clock over his face, maintaining anonymity while leaving this image open for other viewers to identify with. “Depression,” and “The Fall of Adam,” reveal the individual’s daily struggle in a world that is against one, a perceived heavy weight of opposition.“Pepper Spray,” first appears to show a subject who shrugs off the weight of the world around him. However, these still moments set forth by Achusim are more about complacency than inner peace.
Emmanuel Achusim is currently a student at the Kiev National University of Designs, with a focus on photography and video design. In 2016 his work was featured in the Lagos Art Fair. In 2017, his photographs appeared in "Digital Decade: Cyberia". Emmanuel Achusim's photography has also been published by The Photographic Journal in an essay titled "Youthquake", dated November 18th 2016. Visual Nigeria also published Achusim's photographs in "The Minimalism of Wavelength" in an issue dated June 30th, 2017. In November 2017 Artsy hosted an online solo exhibition titled "Weight" and featured Emmanuel Achusim's ten most recent compositions.