Obiekwe “Obi” Okolo

Obiekwe “Obi” Okolo is a Nigerian American photographer, multimedia artist, and reluctant writer. He’s also creative director at BitterSweet Creative and the arts and culture editor for BitterSweet Monthly. Raised in Lagos, Nigeria, and San Antonio, Texas, his work, from an early career in architecture to his recent explorations in the written word and portraiture, are most concerned with articulating the reconciling of humanity to itself—mirroring the lifelong reconciliation at play within his own identity as a child of two worlds. Obi’s work has been displayed in various mediums, navigating disciplines such as portraiture, documentary photography, product and graphic design, exhibitions, and print.

On Violence, Photography, and Craft

Interrogating the camera’s language, form, and function.


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