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:
Photos: History and modern style collide at Castlemartyr – Ireland,
(02 Jul 2013)
Finding My Release in Morocco,
(24 Jun 2013)
Photos: Glorious Food at Ballymaloe House & Cookery School, Ireland,
(20 Jun 2013)
Postcard: The Banana Squad in Stockholm,
(17 Jun 2013)
Notes on marriage, space, and travel from Paco,
(14 Jun 2013)
Photo Composition Tip: Simplest Explanation of Rule of Thirds,
(12 Jun 2013)
Notes, Slides, and Favorite Photos from TBEX Toronto 2013,
(07 Jun 2013)
Presentation: Telling Your Stories Through Travel Photography #TBEX,
(01 Jun 2013)
Quick Update: Bringing travel to Ballymaloe and County Cork,
(29 May 2013)
Postcard: Inside the Oyster Box,
(28 May 2013)
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