Timeline

1963
Born in Lagos, Nigeria
2001
A World Press Award
2001
A Silver Award from the Association of Photographers, UK
2002
The 'Sani' Prize from Photosynkyria. Thessaloniki, Greece
2002
The European Publishers’ Award for Photography (for 'Afghanistan: chronotopia')
2003
Shortlisted for the Citibank Prize
2003
The Stuttgarter Fotobuchpreis
2003
The Olivier Rebbot Award for Best International Reporting from the Foreign Press Club of America (for the Afghanistan work in the New York Times Magazine)
2004
The Infinity Award from the International Center for Photography, New York (for the Refugee Camp work in the New York Times Magazine)
2005
The Outreach Award, Les Rencontres d’Arles
2005
The Association of Photographers’ Bursary Award
Lives and works in Brighton

Exhibitions

2009
“Full Spectrum Dominance: Missiles, Rockets, Satellites in America”, New York Photo Festival
2007
“Beautiful Suffering, Photography And the Traffic in Pain”.
2007
Williams College Museum of Art, Massachussetts, USA
2007
“Ingenuity” (Engineering in Photography).
2007
The Calouste Gulbenkian, Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
2007
‘Loaded Landscapes,’ Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
2007
‘Aftershock,’ Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, Norwich, UK
2007
‘I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.’ La Médiatine, Brussels
2007
‘I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.’ McBride Fine Arts, Antwerp
2007
‘Archaeological Treasures from the Tigris Valley,’ Le Theatre Royal de Namur, Belgium
2007
Ogilvy and Mather, New York
2007
Illinois Holocaust Museum, Chicago, USA
2007
Break 2.4, International Art Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2006
‘post-doc’ Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Greece
2006
Night of the Museums at Stifftung Deutsche Börse, Frankfurt
2006
“Ecotopia” The 2nd ICP Trienial, International Center of Photography, New York
2006
"Long Exposures: Contemporary photo-essays from the permanent collection,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art
2006
‘Et in Arcadia ego,’ The Halsey Gallery of the College of Charleston, South Carolina, USA
2006
‘Et in Arcadia ego,’ Russian Academy of Fine Arts, Moscow
2006
‘I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.’ The AoP Gallery, London
2006
‘Et in Arcadia ego,’ Shanghai Art Museum
2005
“Welcome to the Hotel Africa”; Lavitt’s Quay, Cork, Ireland (solo)
2005
“Refuge”; Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Cork, Ireland (solo)
2005
“Et In Arcadia Ego”; Bonni Benrubi Gallery, NYC (solo)
2005
“Eastern Bosnia and Northern Normandy”; The Photographers’ Gallery, London (solo)
2005
“Bleed”; Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR, USA (solo)
2005
“Et in Arcadia Ego”, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France (solo)
2004
“Utah, Omaha, Gold, Sword, Juno.” Galerie Martin Kudlek, Köln, Germany (solo)
2004
“Scenes from a Liberated Iraq”; FotoFest, Houston; Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2004
“Conflicted Landscapes”; The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2004
'Arti & Archittettura’, Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy
2003
‘War’ Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain
2003
‘IN NATURE - The obsessive eye, the absent mind’, The 10th Turin Biennale, Turin
2003
“Afghanistan: Chronotopia”; Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA; Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI; Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX; Fotofestival Naarden, The Netherlands; 2nd International Photography Festival, Rome; The Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Ireland; Belfast Exposed, Belfast, N.Ireland; The Citibank Prize, The Photographer’s Gallery, London; The Citibank Prize, Photo Espana, Madrid, Spain; Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR; The Citibank Prize, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany (solo)
2003
“For Most Of It I Have No Words: Genocide, Landscape, Memory” The Society For Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO (solo)
2003
‘M_ARS Art and War’, Neue Gallerie Graz, Austria
2003
The Citibank Prize, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
2003
The Citibank Prize, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf
2003
The Citibank Prize, Photo Espana, Madrid
2002
“Afghanistan: Chronotopia”; Trace Gallery, Weymouth, Dorset , UK; Minneapolis Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN; The British Council, London, UK; Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK; Side Gallery, Newcastle, UK; Photofusion Gallery, London, UK; Hereford Photography Festival, Hereford; Les Recontres Arles, France; Deutsches Architektur Museum, Frankfurt, Germany; Gallerie FOTO, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina23; Florence Photography Festival, Florence, Italy; The Sani Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece; The Griffin Center for Photography, Boston, MA; Galerie Martin Kudlek, Köln, Germany; The Halsey Gallery at The College of Charleston, Charleston, SC; FotoFest, Houston, TX (solo)
2002
“For Most Of It I Have No Words: Genocide, Landscape, Memory” Minneapolis Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN; Photosynkyria, Thessaloniki, Greece; Holocaust Museum, Houston, TX (solo)
2000
“For Most Of It I Have No Words: Genocide, Landscape, Memory” Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Imperial War Museum, London (solo)
1999
“For Most Of It I Have No Words: Genocide, Landscape, Memory” Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK; The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, UK; 5th International Fototage, Herten, Germany; Side Gallery, Newcastle, UK; Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR; Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
1998
“For Most Of It I Have No Words: Genocide, Landscape, Memory” Impressions Gallery, York, UK (solo)