Artscape – The New African Photography: George Osodi

Information Courtesy of Al Jazeera

George Osodi’s photo project, Oil Rich Niger Delta, and the resulting book of stunning pictures, Delta Nigeria — The Rape of Paradise brought attention to the environmental problems in the area and made Osodi one of Nigeria’s most sought-after photographers.
“I think it’s my responsibility as the man with the camera to find a way to represent this [situation], so that it becomes appealing to whoever sees it,” explains Osodi. “At first sight you’re like, ‘what a beauty’, but then behind it is a huge Armageddon. It’s like hell on earth.”
This film follows Osodi as he continues to document the devastating effects of oil spills in the wetland region and as he tackles his latest project, about Nigeria’s traditional Monarchs.

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Courtesy of liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Photographer George Osodi discusses his exhibition ‘Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi’, held at the International Slavery Museum from 15 June 2012 to 1 September 2013.

Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi from National Museums Liverpool on Vimeo.

Source: Al Jazeera English

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