Akintunde Akinleye

Akintunde Akinleye, 41, is the first Nigerian Photographer to have been awarded a prize in the prestigious World Press Photo, Netherlands in 2007 with an iconic photograph of a man rinsing soot from his face at the scene of an oil pipeline explosion in Lagos.

He is an award fellow of the National Geographic Society- All Roads photo project and has attended conferences and seminars in editorial and documentary photography in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Lagos

Akintunde holds a master's degree in Educational Technology at the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and  has had his work exhibited in Washington, Los Angeles, New Mexico, Lagos, Amsterdam, Graz, Bamako, Madrid, Munich and Pordenone in Italy.

He had once been commissioned for assignments in Mauritania, Niger and Nigeria and currently pursues projects in African culture and tradition!

He had been a resident fellow at the Thami Mnyele Art foundation in Amsterdam.


Voodoo by Akintunde Akinleye