Yvonne E. Maxwell is a St Lucian-Nigerian self-taught documentary photographer and writer focused on stories surrounding people from across the African and Caribbean diasporas and their ancestral ties, cultures, familial relationships, health, sexuality and human rights. Having grown up in London, Yvonne also covers stories on migration, social justice, culture and identity of the Black communities within the UK.

Yvonne began her journey in 2018 and has since worked with Eater (US), Vittles, Plantain Papers and Resy. Yvonne began a number of ongoing personal projects including When The Body Speaks, which explores the lives of Black people living with debilitating chronic illness and critiques the socio-economic systems that fail to support them. 
Yvonne uses photography and moving image to construct a visual of the stories and the lives that are shared.

Yvonne is based in London, UK and is available for assignments, commissions and collaborations.


2021 Photography, NostalgiaUltra, Issue 1, Chicken + Bread

2021 Words, Adopted Food - If You Build It, They Will Come, Vittles

2021 Photography & Words, It Travelled with Me, within Me, SOURCED

2021 Words, Iteration 9: Yvonne Maxwell "cooks" Yemisí Aríbisálà - Ogbono Soup and the power of stories, Vittles

2021 Story Consultant - How 60,000 Metric Tons of Salt Are Harvested From One of the World's Saltiest Lakes, Handmade Series (Docuseries), Eater

2020 Photography, Belly Full - Caribbean food in the UK. 2nd Edition

2020 Feature,"Watching You", Issue 003, Plantain Papers

2020 Photography, Community Comfort - Recipes from the Diaspora

2020 Sub Editor, Community Comfort - Recipes from the Diaspora

2020 Words, Plantain - A Rose By Any Other Name, Vittles

2019 Cover, Issue 002 , Plantain Papers

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