Featured Artist: George Osodi

George Osodi is today’s  featured artist. His work on the gold mining in Ghana and the extraction of oil  in the Niger Delta has reached an international audience, raising awareness of the harsh conditions that workers and the environment have to endure.

George Osodi  b. 1974, Nigeria De money series no. 1 2009 Fuji crystal archival print National Museum of African Art, museum purchase, 2011-16-1

George Osodi
b. 1974, Nigeria
De money series no. 1
2009
Fuji crystal archival print
National Museum of African Art, museum purchase, 2011-16-1

Visit the artist’s blog post for more information on the artist and recent projects that he is working on: http://georgeosodi.photoshelter.com/

CNN also did a feature on Osodi’s photography’s in a photo essay. Check it out here:  http://cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/26/putting-a-face-on-nigerias-paradise-lost/

Or read more about the Niger Delta and its prevailing devastation here:  http://www.goethe.de/ges/umw/prj/kuk/fot/oso/enindex.htm

More recently Aljazeera featured a documentary on George Osodi as part of their series Artscape titled “The New African Photography”. The documentary follows Osodi as he documents the destruction due to the oil spills  while also exploring Nigeria’s traditional Monarchs or kings.

Check out this link for more information on the making of the film: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/artscape/2013/04/2013421134016645276.html

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