Francis Annagu, a documentary photographer, poet, researcher and environmental journalist works between Nigeria and Cameroon. Graduated from university with BSc Political Science in 2016. His poetry book “Our Land in the Beak of Vultures’’ was published in the UK by Hesterglock Press in 2017. Some of his poetry have been featured in London Grip, Lunaris Review, Metaphor Magazine, Sunflower Collective, Dead Snakes, Kalahari Review, Galway Review, Save Africa Anthology, Potomac Review, Ann Arbo Review, Crannog Magazine, Ayiba Magazine, PIN Journal, The Poet Community, Commonline Journal, Carcinogenic Poetry, and numerous others. Nominated Best of the Net by Parousia Magazine, shortlisted for the prestigious Erbacce Poetry Prize, 2016, longlisted for the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize, 2015, and PIN Most Awarded Poet, 2014. His visual works have appeared in the Photographic Museum of Humanity, Wotisart, and Contrarian. And, once interviewed internationally-renowned photographers: Charlotte Yonga, Karl Ohiri, Chris Onah, and Graeme Williams for the Impact Journey — documentary photography and film platform based in Amsterdam. In 2020, his image “Laloi boat” was selected for Special Recognition by Viewbug. But his long-term photography project, “Stone Brothers” was selected for best project for catalogue by the Florence Contemporary Gallery, 2020. A 2020 Fellow of African Investigative Journalism Conference. He created a project, supported by Co-iki, titled (Un)forgotten Flora, involving six international artists (2020). Currently a chapbook co-editor for the Libretto Magazine, and Fellow of Code for Africa | Global Deforestation Watch. In September 2020, was he was selected as a participant for the Fair International Cultural Cooperation — Language, by DutchCulture center for international cooperation.

photo: Francis Annagu

Research and Cultural Director, The Art Project & Lab