George Osodi Visits PAU

Renowned photographer George Osodi was a guest speaker at PAU on the 23rd of March. He spoke to the students during an interactive session. During the session, he described how he made the decision to become a photographer and the challenges he faced as a consequence of his decision. He also traced his development over the years.

George Osodi is an internationally acclaimed Freelance Photographer based in Lagos Nigeria.He studied Business Administration at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, before working as a photojournalist for the Comet Newspaper in Lagos from 1999-2001. He joined the Associated Press News Agency in Lagos in 2001-2008. His photographs range between photojournalism and artistic documentary. He has worked on various photography project globally with his works exhibited world wide including the prestigious Documenta 12 (2007) in Kassel Germany. He has also been the winner of the first prize Fuji Africa Photographer of the Year 2004, and the Sony World Photography Award 2009.

Osodi has covered many assignments for both local and international organisations, with his photographs published in many international and local media. He has also been commissioned on photo project by several organizations worldwide and he is a member of Panos Pictures U.K.

George Osodi’s works are in various collections worldwide among which are:

  • Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, Neue Galerie Germany.
  • Martin Marguiles Collection- Miami, U.S.A
  • EMET- National Museum of Greece
  • Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Italy
  • ADF collection Paris
  • Smithsonian Museums Washington DC
  • Tang museum New York
  • Newark Museum New Jersey
  • A number of other private collections

Osodi is the author of Delta Nigeria the Rape of Paradise, a photography book published by Trolley Books Uk and also a co author to several photography books globally.

Some of George Osodi’s works are available on-line at