Hi, I am an autonomous Franco/Nigerian, photojournalist based in London. I explore social, political and cultural issues with stills, video and multimedia.
Photographer since 1986. Self taught whilst living in Paris, my first work was in theatres, photographing the productions and doing portraits of the actresses and actors. My interest in photojournalism came with moving to Berlin, Germany in 1988.
I covered political and social events in the city and published my first photos in Berlin newspapers like the Tageszeitung and Zitty. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, I was well placed to take advantage of the city’s geographical location.
I was in Prague for the Velvet Revolution, in Romania, Bulgaria, and Kosovo in 1989, and covered the fall of Communism. I subsequently returned to these areas to work and eventually covered the Balkan civil war in 1992, especially the siege of Sarajevo.
The photographs were published and exhibited in Germany and the USA.
My career as a photographer has embraced many areas, including fashion photography, portraiture, press and fine art photography. I have exhibited my work in galleries in Germany, US, and UK.
I am part of the photographers’ collective F8 and FFR (Frontline Freelance Register). I speak French and English as a native speaker would, speak good German and Italian.
F8 photographers Collective at East London Photo festival, The Hive, London 2015.
“Discrete Carnage”: Photography exhibition with Jos Boys. Spinach, London 2009.
“The Stranger’s well”: a Travelogue. 3D interactive installation, London 2001.
“Road Movie” expo. Photography from Pacific Highway No 1. London, 1998.
Group exhibition Phase 1: “The changing face of Brixton”, London 1997.
Mural photography at the Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin for ‘Sarajevo, European city of the year’, Berlin Germany, 1994.
Exhibition at the Mackey Gallery, Denver, Colorado 1994.
Collaboration and Exhibition at the benefit concert, for the ‘Rape Victims of Bosnia’, with the rock group Nirvana, San Francisco, 1994.
“Fuscum Sub-Nigrum” ; Solo exhibition, Berlin Germany, 1989.