An editor for Matador Goods, Nigerian-born Lola Akinmade’s photography and travel writing are characterized by vibrancy and hope. Obtaining a Masters (MSc) degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland with a solid background in Geography, she currently specializes in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and her affinity for the geosciences and maps meant she was born to travel.
Her work has appeared in Vogue, National Geographic Traveler’s Intelligent Travel, Travel Channel’s World Hum, Forbes Traveler, Sherman’s Travel, Fodors.com, Guardian UK’s Been There, Smithsonian.com, CITY Magazine, Pology, GoNOMAD, The Away Network, Transitions Abroad, The Matador Network, amongst others.
She also worked as a field journalist on the web team during Eco-Challenge’s Expedition Race in Fiji.
When not designing cool web-based maps for a living, she volunteers as a photojournalist with both World Hope International, documenting their projects in countries such as Nicaragua and Cambodia, and C.H.I.E.F – an NGO based in Nigeria that promotes grassroots health development, HIV/AIDS awareness, and the empowerment of women.
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The Last 10 Posts by Lola:
Postcard: Soldier in Prague,
(21 May 2013)
Postcard: When snow melts away,
(20 May 2013)
Latest News and Work Updates,
(14 May 2013)
Postcard: Cherry blossoms in Kungsträdgården,
(13 May 2013)
Postcard: Biking through the desert,
(11 May 2013)
Postcard: Cigarettes and desert wells,
(10 May 2013)
Postcard: Lounging in the Eastern Desert,
(09 May 2013)
Postcard: Reindeer sledding with Nutti Sámi Siida,
(07 May 2013)
Postcard: Trinkets and souvenirs – Durban, South Africa,
(06 May 2013)
Postcard: Fisherman and ripples in a lake – Cambodia,
(05 May 2013)
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