The Photobook Club and the RPS present a monthly series of talks from photographers and artists. Curated by Tom Broadbent the series features members of The Photobook Club during the course of 2022. Books, zines and postcards from 26 Photobook Club members are available from the RPS at each event and during normal opening hours. Each speaker will be signing books after their presentation.
Arteh Odjidja will be talking about the making of his project, The Stranger Series and the book of the same name which will be published shortly. This is an on-going photographic series focused on portraying the aspirations / dreams of young migrants. With the aim of re-addressing the so often negatively skewed narrative of young migrants and refugees living in major cities around the world. Their desire to find opportunities to better their lives and overcome the social, psychological, economic obstacles they often face, has defined the modern socio-economic world we live in.
Arteh Odjidja is a photographer and educator specialising in portraiture and fine art photography. He has had the privilege of speaking and exhibiting his work throughout the UK and US. Arteh considers London his home but also draws much inspiration for his work, from his West African heritage. London is also where he completed his degree studies in graphic design at the University of the Arts London. He currently runs his photography and Art Direction business in London.
Growing up with a father working in the filmmaking industry, Arteh developed an early fascination with the creative process and since becoming an established photographer in his own right, Arteh has been commissioned to create work for some of the world’s most recognised brands and organisations including Christian Dior, Paul Smith, Ozwald Boateng Savile Row, Montblanc, Oxfam UK to name a few. He is also an Akademie ambassador for the premium German camera brand Leica camera – Allowing him to share his experience and unique approaches to his work through hands-on workshops and presentations organised throughout the UK.
Arteh’s growing passion to make a positive impact with his work has led him to explore project-based assignments both locally and internationally. His projects aim to challenge our sense of privilege and equality in a transient, fast-paced, modern socio-economic world. His work has been exhibited extensively in the US and the UK, with prominent galleries like the Tate Modern, The British Museum, City hall, The Museum of Contemporary Photography – Chicago IL (to name some), inviting him to present his project work and engage with their audiences. Arteh has also spoken at universities and colleges throughout the UK and the US hoping to inspire young creatives to forge a compelling future, with a focus on positive change.
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