About

Omoregie Osakpolor is a documentary photographer based in Lagos and Benin City, Nigeria. He holds a B.A(English and Literature) from the University of Benin. He started photography in 2015 with the intent to tell stories of people, places and events that are not accurately or adequately portrayed in the mainstream media. Born in 1990 in Benin City, Edo State in Southern Nigeria, he became a mentee at the ongoing the Nlele Institute Mentorship Programme since 2016, and in 2017, he was a nominee for The Future Africa Awards for The Edwin George Prize for Photography. In June 2017, he was among the 10 young photographers nominated to attend the second edition of the LagosPhoto and Canon Visual Storytelling Workshop with Gary Knight of VII Agency. He has exhibited his works in a solo and group exhibitions in Nigeria, Salzburg, Austria and The North Carolina University at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US and published online by some leading Nigerian blogs and by CNN Africa.

Omoregie believes photography is a powerful tool that can be used to bring about societal change. This is what motivates him to create works that critically engage society in the hopes that his works would be part of the spark that ignites the positive change in Africa. His works focus on social justice and culture.