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Omoregie Osakpolor’s 2019 Fashola Photo Foundation Prize-winning film: Grey

Omoregie Osakpolor, a documentary photographer and filmmaker recently emerged winner of the Fashola Photo Foundation Prize 2019, with his short film, “Grey”.

The film traverses the concept of ageing and how we perceive it.

Omoregie Osakpolor describes it as: “A 2-minute film on ageing and the beauty of it. It’s an ode to old age and growing old. It aims to portray wrinkling as a beautiful and natural phase of life that should be accepted and appreciated rather than despising it. Being old doesn’t necessarily mean weakness or being useless, but rather it is a phase where another part in the journey through life begins.”

The film is inspired by his ongoing multimedia documentary project on Nigerian pensioners, Nation Forgotten and Ed Kashi’s documentary project AGING IN AMERICA.

About the Artist

Omoregie Osakpolor is an independent documentary photographer and filmmaker. His work focuses on culture and social justice. He has shown his works in group and solo exhibitions in Lagos, Abuja, Benin City, Salzburg and the North Carolina University at Chapel Hill.
In 2017, he was nominated for the Edwin George Prize for Photography at the Future Africa Awards for his photography documentary on the coronation of the Oba of Benin in 2016.

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