I am an autonomous Franco/Nigerian (Afro-European), photojournalist based in London. I explore social, political and cultural issues through photography, video and multimedia.
Photographer since 1986. Self-taught whilst living in Paris, my first work was in theatres. My development in photojournalism came with moving to West Berlin, Germany in 1988.
I covered political and social events in the city and published my first photos in Berlin with Die Tageszeitung. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, I was in Prague for the Velvet Revolution, in Romania, Bulgaria, and Kosovo in 1989, the fall of Communism. I subsequently returned to these areas to work and covered the Balkan civil war in 1992, the Abkhazian conflict with Georgia, and Azerbaijan/Armenia conflict refugees.
Reportages in England, France, Hungary and Greece. Topics included refugees in France and Hungary. Protests and marches in France and England., London terrorist attacks, Grenfell Tower fire, and particularly the resurgence of a culture of protest.
Nurturing an online presence through social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin)
Member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and FFR (Frontline Freelance Registry). Publications in the UK with The Guardian, The Times, Mirror, New Internationalist. Balder (Swedish publication) and others. I have exhibited my work in galleries in Germany, the US, and the UK. I speak French and English as a native speaker, conversation German and Italian.
Europe in Flux, 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, London, November 2019. Exhibition and presentation of book.
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.