George Osodi-Profile

is a Nigerian photographer based in Lagos. He studied Business Administration at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, before working as a photojournalist for the then defunct Comet Newspaper Lagos from 1999-2001. He worked with the Associated Press News Agency, Lagos from 2001-2008. Osodi has covered many assignments for both local and international organisations with his photographs. He is published in many international and local media such as the New York Times, Time Magazine, the Guardian of London, The Telegraph, USA Today, the International Herald Tribune, CNN, BBC Focus on Africa Magazine and many more. He has also been commissioned on photo project by several organisations worldwide. He is a member of Panos Pictures U.K, and he is managed by Zphotographic Ltd U.K. George Osodi has also exhibited his works worldwide. some of his works appear in the collections of: Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, NeueGalerie; Martin Marguiles Collection- Miami; EMET- National Museum of Greece 2010; FondazioneCassa di Risparmio di Modena, 2010; ADF collection Paris 2011; Smithsonian Museums, New York USA. 2011.

George Osodi-Project

Nigerian Monarchs

Nigeria, one of the largest and most important countries in Africa is rich in traditions and customs, both indigenous and modern and having many different monarchies. Featuring formal portraits of each king, in full regalia, NIGERIA MONARCHS introduces us to a way of life rarely glimpsed, with anthropological roots as deep as any on the earth, as they make the transition into a new millennium on the anniversary of the 100th year of the amalgamation of the Kingdoms by the British into the country Nigeria. Through, George Osodis portrait's, we visit the inaccessible through portraits of living and dead Obas of Benin. In this way, the past becomes present in the intervention of the present.