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George Osodi

Christmas 'Tree' 2, 2007

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This is part of a limited edition set.
31 1/2 × 47 1/5 in
80 × 120 cm
Edition of 5 + 2AP
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47 1/5 × 70 9/10 in
120 × 180 cm
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London, Lagos
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About the work
Series
Oil Rich Niger Delta (2003-2007)
George Osodi
Nigerian, b. 1974
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An Associated Press photographer and participant in the 2015 Venice Biennale, George Osodi employs the traditions of photojournalism to convey complex narratives about his native Nigeria. In a series investigating the culture of Nigerian monarchs, Osodi traveled around the country photographing kings and queens in their palaces. The monarchs lack constitutional power, but Osodi’s portraits and explanatory texts highlight the cultural legacy of the Nigerian kingdoms, celebrating the royals’ relationship to local history while revealing their entanglement with contemporary political issues. Osodi belongs to a generation of photographers who want to represent their country from a Nigerian perspective; authorship is therefore central to his practice. “I feel that it’s high time we as a country see this diversity as a point of unity in Nigeria rather than something that divides us,” Osodi has said.

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About the work
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Oil Rich Niger Delta (2003-2007)
George Osodi
Nigerian, b. 1974
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An Associated Press photographer and participant in the 2015 Venice Biennale, George Osodi employs the traditions of photojournalism to convey complex narratives about his native Nigeria. In a series investigating the culture of Nigerian monarchs, Osodi traveled around the country photographing kings and queens in their palaces. The monarchs lack constitutional power, but Osodi’s portraits and explanatory texts highlight the cultural legacy of the Nigerian kingdoms, celebrating the royals’ relationship to local history while revealing their entanglement with contemporary political issues. Osodi belongs to a generation of photographers who want to represent their country from a Nigerian perspective; authorship is therefore central to his practice. “I feel that it’s high time we as a country see this diversity as a point of unity in Nigeria rather than something that divides us,” Osodi has said.

George Osodi

Christmas 'Tree' 2, 2007

C-print
This is part of a limited edition set.
31 1/2 × 47 1/5 in
80 × 120 cm
Edition of 5 + 2AP
Sold
47 1/5 × 70 9/10 in
120 × 180 cm
Edition 1/1 + 1AP
Contact for price
location
London, Lagos
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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