Simi Vijay is an editorial, portrait and documentary photographer based in New York and Lagos, Nigeria. He is an alumnus of the International Center of Photography, New York. His work is centered around culture, social issues, and identity. He has worked on several photo-documentary projects for different International Organizations:
· UNICEF – The End Polio - Hard to Reach Project (2015) in 3 states in Nigeria.
· UNFPA – Photo-documenting safe spaces in refugee camps in North-East Nigeria.
· UNHCR – Photo-documenting the Anglophone-Cameroonian refugee relocation in southeast Nigeria.
· WaterAid – Creating portraits of beneficiaries of WaterAid projects for an annual report.
· Corporate events/conferences for the European Union in Nigeria (EU-ECES).
· Creating documentary videos/Vox Pops for GIAE - GIZ NIGERIA and UNHCR.
Simi Vijay has a wide range of skills, spanning: photo-editing, sequencing, curating, qualitative research, post production, captioning and crediting.
His exhibitions include:
· International Center of Photography Student Exhibit, New York 2019.
· Retro Africa Art Exhibition, Abuja, Nigeria, 2016
Portrait of America, EyeEm, San Francisco, California 2015.
His work has been published in various magazines, such as Avenir Magazine, and in annual reports for the UNFPA, UNHCR and WaterAid.