Omoregie Osakpolor Nigerian, b. 1990

Omoregie Osakpolor is an emerging documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Benin City and Lagos, Nigeria. He received his BA (Hons) in English and Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. He is presently a mentee at the Nlele Institute Mentorship Programme and was nominated for the Edwin George Prize for Photography at The Future Africa Awards in 2017. Omoregie believes photography can be a source for societal change and hopes to engage his audience and the society in general in cultural interactions. His work focuses primarily on culture and social justice.  He has been referenced on CNN Africa and by leading Nigerian blogs and art journals and has shown his works in both solo and group exhibitions in Lagos, Abuja, Benin City, North Carolina, Fotohof, Salzburg, Bournemouth University (Arts By the Sea 2019), UK and at the 12th Bamako Biennale (2019). His short film; "Grey" which was partly inspired by Ed Kashi's "Aging in America," won the Fashola Photography Foundation Prize (2019).