Thursday, 26 February 2009
Opara Adolphus Chinedu
Opara is a freelance creative photographer, who had his training as a photojournalist with World Press Photos, his work has enjoyed acceptability amongst art circles in Nigeria and beyond. Amongst his exhibitions in the past year was the World Press Photo/Nigerian Institute of Journalism Proficiency Course in Photo-Journalism graduating exhibition, at the Nigeria Institute of Journalism, where he was also the best graduating student; the African Artists Foundation/Nigerian Breweries Art Exhibition in Lagos, art exhibition organized by African Artists Foundation/Nigerian Breweries in Abuja on the 15th April 2008 at the Musa Yardua Centre, art exhibition organized by Heineken and AAF (African Artists Foundation in Abuja) in April at the Le-Meridian Hotel, African Artists Foundation and Nigerian Breweries Art Exhibition at Studio 23 Amsterdam in June, and the First Photo Africa contest exhibition organized by the CAF -Andalusian Centre of Photography and the non-profit organization AL TARAB Spain in the frame of the African Film festival of Tarifa in April.
He was Winner, African Artists Foundation/Nigerian Breweries and Heineken Art Competition 2008 and third prize winner, First Photo Africa contest organized by Andalusian Centre of Photography and AL TARAB, Spain, and was a nominee for this award last year.