Addis Foto Fest 2012



Akinbode Akinbiyi

Photographer / Journalist/ Instructor

Akinbode Akinbiyi was born of Nigerian parents in Oxford, England, in 1946. Today he lives in Berlin, working almost worldwide from there. His school and university experiences reach from Nigeria to England and Germany. He took his B.A. Degree in English at Ibadan University, Nigeria. Akinbode has been working as a freelance photographer since 1977. He got a STERN reportage grant to work in the cities of Lagos, Kano and Dakar in 1987 and was co-founder of UMZANZSI, a cultural center in Clermont Township in Durban, South Africa, in 1993. Akinbode Akinbiyi’s main photographic interest focuses on large, sprawling mega cities. He is working on the four biggest cities on the African continent – Lagos, Cairo, Kinshasa and Johannesburg - aiming at spreading these topics through serious art books and exhibitions. Akindbode has taken part in many international exhibitions and his publications have been printed worldwide. He also works as a curator and leader of photographic workshops.


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