Emeke Obanor Biography

Emeke Obanor is a self taughtdocumentary photographer, a social activist and an advocate based in Nigeria.He uses photography as a medium to raise awareness around social justiceissues, shining light on injustices facing people in his environment as well asacross borders.

Emeke Obanor’s aesthetic visuallanguage, the result of his experience in theatre and art, has earned himrecognition far beyond the borders of his country, various internationalawards. And a reputation for being 'intuitive" and "fresh". Butwhatever the minimalist beauty and the novelty of his visualizations: He isfirmly rooted in what he considers his "commitment" to make hispictures testify to "empathy with the oppressed".

Awards

2021 Winner of AllardPrize for Photography

2021 Winner of GermanPeace Prize

https://www.felix-schoeller-photoaward.com/en/artpage/id:1662/year:award-2021

2021 CAP PrizeShortlist

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2021/apr/30/african-photography-cap-prize-2021-shortlist-in-pictures

2020 Winner of MichaelReichmann Project Grant

https://photolucidapdx.blogspot.com/2020/10/cm20-reichmann-project-grant-recipients.html?m=1

2020 Winner of AfredFried Peace Medal

https://www.friedaward.com/submissions/shortlist-2020/heroes

2020 Finalist of GlobalPeace Photo Award

https://www.friedaward.com/submissions/shortlist-2020/heroes

2020 InternationalPhotography Grant Talent of Year Award

https://internationalphotogrant.com/winners-gallery/ipg-talent-of-the-year-2020/talent-of-the-year-2020/hm/1325

2020 Edition Finalistof Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award

https://premioluisvaltuena.org/en/finalistas/2020/emeke-obanor/heroes/

2020 Winner of AllardPrize for Photography

https://www.allardprize.org/november-2020

2020 Top 10 Finalist ofthe Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Competition

https://www.photography4humanity.com/2020-global-prize

2020 Critical Mass topPhotographer

http://www.photolucida.org/top-50/emeke-obanor/?cm_year=2020

2020 ObbiettivoSolidereta  Best Photographic Project

2020 Global Peace Awardshortlist.

https://www.friedaward.com/submissions/shortlist-2020/heroes

Winner of UnbreakableNigerian Spirit Award

http://robperree.com/articles/112/nigerian-spirit-e

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