Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hello to the readers, I’m Eniola Itohan. I was born in Spain, originally from Nigeria now based in Berlin.
I have studied Mass Audiovisual Communication but I am interested about social and culture issues or movements as well as with political themes. That is why now I am engage to photojournalism.
What do you consider your distinctive achievement?
My distinctive achievement would be the connexion between photojournalism and social-culture movements turning them into an artistic manifestation in the way to show and/or provoke something to the audience. That is what I am looking for. Also with my work with street photography. There what I want to show is the beauty of the streets and places which are dressed with people, markets and above all situations. Situations which are unrepeatable but shows the personality of that place, with real and natural civilians, no models or sets.
Which advice would you give to other professionals?
I do not feel like giving an original advice, the only thing I can say is to don’t hesitate on what you want or feel, to look forward on what is your point of view regarding to art and to know how to express yourself.
What are the challenges we need to overcome to make cultural entrepreneurship more accessible?
What we need to do is to show that the culture, art, music… is important for the enrichment of the society. It shouldn’t be used just for recreation, culture is also a demonstration of feelings, the delivery of all kind of messages and it should be accessible to the entire population. I think at the time this is understood, the cultural entrepreneurship would be more accessible and valued.