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 The Wellcome Collection, Vittles, SUITCASE Magazine and Eater (US). 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.


2022 Essay & Photography, Peckham Pride, Issue 38, SUITCASE Magazine

2022 Photography, Home Sauce, Issue 13, Pit Magazine

2022 Essay & Photography, The Arcades, Vittles

2022 Essay & Photography, The Arcades, London Feeds Itself, Open City

2022 Essay, What Does It Mean To Resist?, A Great Increase In Business Is On Its Way, Goldsmiths CCA

2022 Photography, Parks and politics in Brixton’s past and present, Wellcome Collection

2022 Photography, #NoMoreLyes Campaign, Level Up

2021 Essay & Photography, A Partition That Separates Us From Them, Black Food Folks Present, Resy

2021 Photography, NostalgiaUltra, Issue 1, Chicken + Bread

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

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

2021 Essay, 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 Photography, Watching You, Issue 003, Plantain Papers

2020 Photography, Community Comfort - Recipes from the Diaspora

2020 Sub Editor, Community Comfort - Recipes from the Diaspora

2020 Essay, A Rose By Any Other Name, Vittles

2019 Cover, Issue 002 , Plantain Papers

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