Cian Oba-Smith

May 2019

Cian Oba-Smith is an award-winning Irish-Nigerian photographer from London. His images aim to interrogate stereotypes. He photographs people who are often overlooked and places that are too frequently misrepresented. Conscious that photography is heavily affected by the artist’s subjectivity, he uses his images as a means to convey his own interpretation of an experience. The relationship between human experience and environment is at the core of his projects. He graduated from the University of the West of England with a BA in photography in 2014. His work has appeared on Crack, Dazed & Confused, Don’t Panic, Fur Fur, The Guardian, Pylot, This Is Paper, and Vice. Publications include FT Weekend Magazine, Splash & Grab, and Trip Magazine. Currently he lives and works in London.