Lakin Ogunbanwo is a Nigerian born and based photographer who first began practicing his art while studying at Law school in the UK. Initially self taught, he eventually travelled to Paris for professional studies at the Spéos Photography Institute. His work features bold and provocative portraits, as well as fashion, often set against bright colours and Lagos cityscapes.
Ogunbano’s series quietly challenge the conservative culture of Nigeria. In 2013 he was profiled by CNN as one of “Africa’s Most Exciting New Photographers”.
He held his first conceptual exhibition tagged The Mask at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos, in 2012. The exhibition was a one-day display of twenty photographic works taken in celebration of the mystery of the human mind and face.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1987 studied Law at Babcock University, Nigeria and Buckingham University, England before beginning work as a fashion photographer in 2012.
Ogunbanwo has recently been recognised by the British Journal of Photography as one of the top twenty-five photographers of 2015 in their annual Ones to Watch edition.