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Nyaba Leon Ouedraogo

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”.

Personal Exhibits
Angers, September 2009

Children of Bahia, Paris, June 2006

On the Spot, 7 Parnassiens, Paris 2005

Contemporary Wheeling and Dealing, Casablanca, Morocco, 2004

Collective Exhibits
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

Nyaba Leon  Ouedraogo