Born 1981, Adolphus Opara started out working in a then major art gallery in Lagos where he gained ample experience. His passion for photography grew as a result of the constant contact he had with both local and international practitioners when he worked at the art gallery. For the first 3-4years of his career as a photographer, he travelled well around the country and continent documenting different festivals and events of cultural show.
He later delved into documentary photography where he has been nominated and selected for master classes and workshops around Africa. He has covered assignments for notable organizations and his works have been published in magazines, books and websites that include; The Financial Times (FT), Bloomberg, BBC, Associated Press (AP), The Independent, Private magazine, Time Out Nigeria, British Airways Highlife Magazine, World Press Photo Enter, Klang Sehen, New African Magazine and Nigerians Behind the lens.
Adolphus Opara’s work is induced by encounters with people and their daily effort to exist amidst obstacles that define and situate their individual locality. He uses visual story telling with the aid of pictures to show his emotional connection to the issues he confronts. In recent times he’s photographic projects are stirring away from being representational to being more conceptual as a result of his new thought processes.
Adolphus’ works have been exhibited at the Tate Modern London, Museum fur Vulkerkunde in Vienna – Austria, African Photography Encounters in Mali, National Museum in Nigeria, Tiwani Contemporary in London. Brundyn and Gonsalves in South Africa and Lagos photo festival amongst others.
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