Yagazie's work has also featured in other high-profile publications, including Al Jazeera, Vogue, the Guardian and The Washington Post. Her photojournalism focuses on identity and culture, social justice, climate change and migration. Throughout 2018 to 2019, Yagazie documented patrols at sea around Liberia, Gabon and Namibia with the non-profit organisation Sea Shepherd. In 2019, she became the first black African woman to photograph for National Geographic Magazine and is a National Geographic Explorer Grantee.
The most rewarding situations to capture, Yagazie says, are those that share a connection. "There have been many moments that have been very rewarding, and these are moments with the storytellers who are sharing them with me. As photographers, we want – and this can also be a negative – to feel like we belong, because we get so invested in a story and sometimes forget that we are often still visitors in a space.
"Whenever a photographer feels that they haven't taken from somebody, that is the reward – when you feel as if both of you have shared and it isn't this opportunistic approach to just get the work done."