The renowned photographer grew up in the south-eastern Nigeria and is now based in the UK. Ossai’s work is based on the narratives it portrays about her subjects as she uses her photography to tell their stories and celebrate their personal identities.
Ossai recently collaborated with filmmaker Akinola Davis Jr on a special project for Kenzo and also worked with designer, Mowalola Ogunlesi, to create a photo series inspired by throwback Nigerian highlife music and retro culture.
Her photography covers Nigerian lifestyles and Igbo identity as she has always found her inspiration within the fabric of Nigerian communities. Her friends and family often feature in her work as models and she uses striking backdrops and floor mats in her studio photos to mimic effects from Nollywood films. Her Women’s Tales series celebrates women in Nigerian cinema
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