Addis Foto Fest 2012



Emeka Okereke

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Emeka Okereke, born in 1980, is a photographer who currently lives and works between Paris, Berlin and Lagos. He came in contact with photography in 2001. Over the past years, he has worked strictly in black & white, but he currently employs other media (graphics, video, sound, and literature), which make his artistic practices more active and dynamic by the day. His works deals with society and human relationships, mingling aesthetics of conceptual photography and documentary. Emeka is a member of Depth of Field (DOF) collective, a group made up of six Nigerian photographers. In 2003, he won the Best Young Photographer award from the AFAA “Afrique en Création” in the 5th edition of the Bamako Photo Festival of photography. He has a Bachelors/Masters degree from the National Fine Art School of Paris and has exhibited in biennales and art festivals in different cities of the world, notably Lagos, Bamako, Cape Town, London, Berlin, Bayreuth, Frankfurt, Nurnberg, Brussels, Johannesburg, New York, Washington, Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, and Paris. He has also won several awards in Nigeria and Internationally.


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