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Ima Mfon is an editorial and fine-art photographer interested in exploring issues of social and cultural identity.

Ima lives in Lagos, Nigeria, where he was born and raised, but also spends a lot of time in New York City, where he recently earned his Master’s in Photography at the prestigious School of Visual Arts.

When he is not working he enjoys watching Wes Anderson movies and is yet to get tired of listening to the Royal Tenenbaums soundtrack on repeat.

Ima was a recipient of the 2015 Lensculture Emerging Talents Award, his latest project, Nigerian Identity was featured on CNN and also exhibited at the 2015 Lagos Photo Festival in Nigeria.

To reach Ima for bookings or any other matters, please send an email to


Video Interview with LensCulture