Posted by Fawaz Oyedeji
Fawaz Oyedeji [b. 1997] is a documentary photographer and historian based in Lagos, Nigeria. He studied Mass Communication at Yaba College of Technology [Nigeria] and is currently pursuing a B.A.E in History Education at University Of Lagos [Nigeria]. His passion is to use photographs as a means for examining important social and historic issues, particularly those related to local communities in Africa. Fawaz is a recipient of the 2019 Eugene Smith Student Grant and member of African Photojournalism Database (APJD) a joint project by World Press Photo Foundation and Everyday Africa. His stories has been exhibited at the African Artists’ Foundation, Lagos and the Kigali Photo Center, Rwanda. He's an awardee of the annual Fashola Photo Foundation contest and a participant of the 2018 LagosPhoto/Canon Storytelling Master-class.