Nikon Photo Contest 2022-2023 Judges

Andrew Esiebo

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Our world is the embodiment of hope, love, joy, peace, miracles, innovation, and advances in human rights, yet it also faces despair, inequality, injustice, crises, and challenges.
Peace treaties and declarations of war, minority rights won and lost, gatherings for celebration and refuge, technologies that help some yet hold others hostage—visual storytelling is a powerful tool in bringing these situations to our attention.
In this contest, I want to see unique global realities revealed visually in images that spark imagination, force new insight, and make our world a better place.


Andrew Esiebo is a photographer based in Nigeria. He started out in photography by chronicling the rapid development of urban Nigeria as well as the country's rich culture and heritage. He has explored 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 a winner of the Musee du Quai Branly Artistic creation prize. His work has been widely exhibited in a variety of photo festivals around the world, and has appeared in several major publications, including the New York Times.

* Comments from the judges are from their own views and opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the organizer.