Obayomi Anthony Ayodele is a documentary Filmmaker, Photographer, Visual Artist from Lagos, Nigeria. He documents and presents stories about his society and culture, to speak on the issues of social justice and cultural preservation of his community. With his work, He aims to offer alternative perspectives, inspire conversations that foster tolerance among diverse peoples and communities.
Obayomi is a National Geographic Explorer and Storyteller, He obtained a bachelor's degree in Visual Arts from the University of Lagos in 2017. He has, since then, won the first edition of the National Geographic portfolio review Prize at the LagosPhoto Festival (2017), He was selected for the Electric South, New Dimensions Lab (2018), He received the Taurus Prize for Visual Arts (2019/2020). He has been shortlisted for the Magnum Social Justice and Photography Fellowship (2018), Foam Paul Huf Award (2020) and C/O Berlin Talent Award (2021) and His work has been shown at the National Geographic Story Tellers Summit, BredaPhoto festival, LagosPhoto Festival, Alliance Francaise Lagos, Dance Gathering Lagos, African Artists Foundation, The Project Space-Johannesburg, Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography. Obayomi has also spoken/lectured at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Books and manuscript Library, The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan.
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