From Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Esther N’sapu is a journalist and photographer from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She is a member of the African Photojournalism Database (APJD) and is part of the Everyday Africa platform. Her first photo exhibition, On the Path to Hope took place in Bukavu, DRC in 2019.
In early 2021 she, alongside two other Congolese journalists, completed the journalistic investigation From Rubaya to Gisenyi: mining contraband in North Kivu. Also in 2021, she participated in a collective photojournalism project Hidden Flows — Photographers Uncover the Invisible Flows in African Cities, with five other African photographers, publishing Lake Kivu: A Link Between the Countryside and the City. Since the beginning of 2022, she has been a multimedia journalist at Onu Info where she produces articles, photos and videos on the themes of climate change, women’s empowerment, and youth.
Esther N’sapu’s photographic work is based on the everyday lives of human beings. Through these photographic images, she wants to bring some people to see her home region in a new way, not as a land of conflict, but rather a land of love, hope.
To date, Esther N’sapu is commissioned by several companies and humanitarian organizations, and works on personal projects.