Nyaba Ouedraogo was born in 1978, and could have run the 400 meters, but a serious injury caused this former athlete from Burkina Faso to turn to photography. Assistant to the Parisian photographer Jean-Paul Dekers, still-life photographer, fashion and industrial photographer, and a travel enthusiast, Nyaba Leon Ouedraogo is now devoting himself to photographic journalism.
His approach, as much photojournalism as it is documentary work, consists in “not showing images for what they depict, but for what they transmit”.
He is the co-founder of the group “Topics Visual Arts Platform”.
Angers, September 2009
Children of Bahia, Paris, June 2006
On the Spot, 7 Parnassiens, Paris 2005
Contemporary Wheeling and Dealing, Casablanca, Morocco, 2004
A Visa for the Image, Perpignan, August 31, 2009
Inter-views: Contemporary Caribbean Photography, Fondation Clément, Martinique, February-May 2009
Publications in Magazines
View (Photography), June 2010, The Hell of Copper
Usbek et Rica, June 2010, The Granite Breakers
Photo, no. 460, June 2009
GEO, April 2009
Courrier International #26, December 2008 and February 2009, The Hell of Copper
Prizes and Awards
Finalist, La Planète Manche International Prize, 2010
Coup de Coeur Prize, Bourse du Talent Competition, 2010
Coup de Coeur Prize, Bourse de Talent, 2009
Selected for the Social Photography competition, city of Sarcelles, 2008
Agency: Sipa Press