Please join us on Tuesday 6th December for a special talk by Nigerian photographer George Osodi who will be in conversation with writer, lecturer, curator and photographer Julian Stallabrass. They will be discussing Osodi's body of work 'Oil Rich Niger Delta' and his new book 'Delta Nigeria - The Rape of Paradise' on the oil exploitation in the Delta region of his country.
This work has been exhibited in museums around the world including the National Museums of Contemporary Art in Oslo and Athens, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Museu da Gravura Cidades de Cuitiba, Brazil and the Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona. His work was also selected for the Biennal de Fin de Mundo, Argentina and in 2007 to be part of the prestigious Documenta 12, Kassel. Most recently the series was presented as part of the Rencontres de Bamako 2011.
Osodi and Stallabrass will discuss this work as well as the crossover of photojournalism into contemporary art and succeeding in two very different worlds. After the talk Osodi will be signing copies of his new book, which will also be available at a special discount for the night.
George Osodi is a Nigerian photographer from Lagos whose work has been published in the international media covering many assignments for amongst others The New York Times, Time, The Guardian, The International Herald Tribune and CNN.
Osodi has won several photography awards including Fuji African Photojournalist of the Year, 2004 and was nominated for the Prix Pictet award in 2008. He is represented by Panos Pictures.
Julian Stallabrass is a Reader at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, where he lectures in modern and contemporary art, including political aspects of the globalised contemporary art world, postwar British art, the history of photography and new media art. He curated the 2008 Brighton Photo Biennial. He is an editorial board member of Art History, New Left Review and Third Text and on the advisory board of Visual Culture in Britain. His photography has been exhibited and published internationally.This event, sponsored by Panos Pictures and Trolley Books, is FREE but rsvp is essential as spaces are limited.
Please email carla [at] trolleybooks.com to confirm your attendance.