Ruth Ossai

The United States, New York, Brooklyn Red Hook Labs

Ruth Ossai (NG, 1992) was born in eastern Nigeria, and is now based in West Yorkshire, UK. She is known for her portrait and studio photography that empowers Nigerian communities and the African diaspora. She works collaboratively with her subjects to express deeply personal and powerful narratives. She recently shot a special project for Kenzo, and her latest series sees her work with fashion designer Mowalola Ogunlesi. Ossai also works in youth development in the UK and across Africa.