Uche Okpa-Iroha

  • Uche Okpa Iroha documents the living conditions of those on the margins of society. Beginning his career as a photojournalist in 2005, his striking, double exposed and black and white images depict moving bodies overlaid with natural light, producing images with great depth. He creates atmospheric shots in which questions of body representation become a political paradigm for reading the image. If the omnipresent flux of images in our daily lives reinvents, influences and modifies our self perception as well as our perception of others, then Uche Okpa Irhoa re-appropriates such given identities as a means of critiquing the oversaturation of unnuanced images. He also uses the photographic medium as a means of proposing new performative or choreographed narratives. His work sits at the intersection between fiction and sociology, seeking to deconstruct often truncated visual references perpetuated by the media. He is the director of the experimental Njele Art Station in Harare Zimbabwe and is co-founder of the Invisible Borders collective. 

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Uche Okpa Iroha documents the living conditions of those on the margins of society. Beginning his career as a photojournalist in 2005, his striking, double exposed and black and white images depict moving bodies overlaid with natural light, producing images with great depth. He creates atmospheric shots in which questions of body representation become a political paradigm for reading the image. If the omnipresent flux of images in our daily lives reinvents, influences and modifies our self perception as well as our perception of others, then Uche Okpa Irhoa re-appropriates such given identities as a means of critiquing the oversaturation of unnuanced images. He also uses the photographic medium as a means of proposing new performative or choreographed narratives. His work sits at the intersection between fiction and sociology, seeking to deconstruct often truncated visual references perpetuated by the media. He is the director of the experimental Njele Art Station in Harare Zimbabwe and is co-founder of the Invisible Borders collective.