Jide Odukoya

Jide Odukoya

Medium: Photography
Project Participated in: 2012 Road Trip; Benin Biennale

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Bio:

Jide Odukoya had very few photographs of himself as a kid, unlike his siblings who have many to show off. However, he seems to be on rampage these days to compensate for the past deprivation. Only that he now delights in capturing those special, rare moments in the lives of other people. He started his photography career when he purchased a Canon 550D from savings he made doing Digital Graphics design, branding of small-scale businesses and building (front-end aesthetics for) websites. He quickly fell in love with street photography and has since photographed on the streets of Nigeria across major cities, including Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. His style is Contemporary, Urban, Artistic and Photojournalistic, and has been greatly influenced by street photography. His works focuses on environmental changes, urbanization, social unrest and domestic issues. Through a combination of photography, text and digital art, he aims to illustrate broader issues through individual stories. His work is a testament to his belief that intimate, sensitive photographs are a catalyst to change and sterilization to human suffering. He holds a national diploma in Industrial Maintenance Engineering from the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, and a B.Sc. in Systems Engineering from the prestigious University of Lagos. When he is not doing photography, he swims, spends time with friends and travels round the world.

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Links

Social Media Links

Website: http://www.jideodukoya.com Commercial Website: http://www.jideodukoya.com/blog Facebook Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/jideodukoyaphotography Twitter: @jideodukoya Instagram: jideodukoya

Links to Blog Interview:

Africa is a Country
Bella Naija

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PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS 

  • Addis Foto Fest, 2012 Ethiopia
  • Biennale Benin, 2012 Benin
  • Lagos Photo Festival, Lagos, 2012
  • Group Exhibition, [2nd Draw] Amateur Photography Competition, Nigeria, 2012
  • Lagos/Etisalat Amateur Photography Competition Lagos, 2011

PUBLICATIONS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS  October 2012:  ‘‘A Day in the World’’ A Hardcover publication by aday.org, Expressions of Humankind Foundation. February 2012:  ‘‘The Militant Weekly magazine, USA’’  A feature story of my photograph of #OccupyNigeria fuel subsidy protest  February 2012: ‘‘The art and Space of Public Opinion Exhibition, Goethe Institute, Nigeria’’ #OccupyNigeria fuel subsidy protest as flyer picture for ArtSpace RoundUp 2011/2012: The Lagos Carnival 2011 and 2012, Lagos Eyo Festival 2012, Occupy Naija fuel Subsidy protest featured on many website, blogs and publications. October 2011 – February 2012: The Bella Naija Photo Stories Series. Check Biography on website for link to stories

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS 

2012

  • ‘Photography Blog of the Year’ by ‘Popular Vote’ Nigerian Blog Awards
  • Carnet de Voyages’ (c) Invisible Borders, Biennale Benin, Benin
  • 2nd Runner-up [2nd Draw] Amateur Photography Competition, Nigeria
  • Nominee, Landscape Category, the Nigerian Photography Awards

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