Francis Nii Obodai Provencal was born-and is currently based-in Accra, Ghana. He has also lived in England and Nigeria. Provencal’s work explores our expansive relationship with aspects of urban and rural culture, and the environment. His camera is not a detached eye, but a tool for conscious expression of self-discovery: both on his part and for others involved in front of his lens or, part of the audience seeing his work. Nii Obodai has exhibited widely.
In 1998, Nii Obodai co-founded Nuku Café in Accra, a vibrant space for contemporary artists to exhibit their art and meet the people interested in engaging with their passion in a social and supportive environment. Nuku Café has now evolved into Nuku Studio. The studio facilitates an annual workshop program for photographers and offers photographic project management support.
Nii Obodai is a founding member of the Accra based, Beyond Collective (Established 2012).