Thami Mnyele Foundation promotes the exchange of art and culture between Africa and the Netherlands.
News!
Contact
Home
Residency
Studio
How to Apply
Forms
Committee
Artists
Thami Mnyele
Board
Partners
Support Group
Guest Tutors

James Iroha Uchechukwu (1972, Nigeria) is the leading light of a new generation of Nigerian photographers. Fusing the documentation of everyday reality with the creative language of imagery, he is expanding the possibilities of photography in the local context. His high quality images reflect the diverse realities of people who form the mix of cultures and influences in the megacity that is Lagos. Fire, Flesh and Blood, a body of work depicting open-air abattoirs, won the Elan Prize at African Photography Encounters (2005) in Mali. While documentary in inspiration, the series plunges the viewer into a chaos of colour, smoke and close-ups, capturing intense moments that are at once harsh, powerful and poetic. Uchechukwu was a founding member of the Depth of Field (DOF) collective of talented young photographers that have created strong exhibitions in Nigeria and abroad.
James Iroha Uchechukwu (Nigeria) works on a new project in Amsterdam during his stay at the Thami Mnyele studio in Nov - Dec 2008. James Iroha Uchechukwu is one of the 2008 Prince Claus Award Recipients.

James Iroha Uchechukwu
Nigeria
Atang Tshikare
Aline Xavier
Haroon Gunn-Salie
Jody Brand
Ziyanda Majozi
Emmanuel Iduma
Simangaliso Sibiya
Razia Barsatie
Jabu Arnell
Tiisetso Molobi
Lazi Mathebula
Pamela Clarkson
Atta Kwami
Mongezi Ncaphayi
Em'kal Eyongakpa
Atef Berredjem
Rehema Chachage
Mohamed Ahmed Abdel Rasoul
Moshekwa Langa
Bernard Akoi-Jackson
Helen Zeru Araya
Admire Kamudzengerere
Zanele Muholi
Lara Bourdin
Awaad Issa
Ashraf Moneim
Louis Boshoff
Krishna Luchoomun
Ruan Hoffmann
Sultana Haukim
Adriaan de Villiers
Michele Tabor
Koyo Kouoh
Viktor Ekpuk
Santu Mofokeng
Mihret Kebede
Nisren Abasher Ahmed
Hasan and Husain Essop
Leo Lefort
Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi
Akirash
Akintunde Akinleye
Ruan Hoffmann
Michael Tsegaye
Adriaan de Villiers
Zanele Muholi
Hadia Gana
James Iroha Uchechukwu
Mahmoud Khaled
Sarah Erzfinke
Batoul Shimi
Thierry Mandon
Gabriel Kemzo Malou
Ngone Fall
Odili Donald Odita
Dineo Seshee Bopape
Victor Ekpuk
Doreen Southwood
Clifford Charles
Assefa Gebrekidan
Guy Wouete
Thulani Shongwe
Nicholas Hlobo
Doreen Southwood
Odili Donald Odita
Rehab El Sadek
Papisto Boy
John Murray
Isaac Carlos
Rose Kirumira
Dominique Zinkpè
Senzeni Marasela
Tarek Zaki
Kheto Lualuali
Meshac Gaba
Rafs Mayet
Henk Rossouw
Nawaal Deane
Darryl Accone
Louis Mhlanga
Krishna Luchoomun
Moss Mogale
Samson Kambalu
Abrie Fourie
Dominique Fontaine
Ilse Pahl
Saliou Traore
Alassane Drabo
Harry Mutasa
Moshekwa Langa
Jeremy Wafer
Artists 1992-1998 >>