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Interview: Cameroonian Photographer Em’kal Eyongakpa

Gallery and interview with Cameroonian photographer Em’kal Eyongakpa.

Cameroonian photographer Em’kal Eyongakpa was recently long-listed for the Aimia AGO Photography Prize. The Canadian-based award carries a substantial $50,000 prize and features an impressive international list of nominators and judges, including Bisi Silva, an independent curator and the founder/director of Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos and Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator of Photography at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, among others. The recognition comes during a busy time for him, with four shows under his belt already this year in Dubai, Paris, Germany and currently in Bougogne, France and more on the horizon. Perhaps surprisingly, he’s entirely self-taught as a photographer, a profession he only pursued in earnest after earning a Master’s in plant biology. The following are excerpts from an interview with Em'kal.

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