Arteh Odjidja

Is an award-winning portrait photographer and educator born and raised in London. Arteh considers London to be his home but also draws much inspiration for his work, from his global travels and his focus on empowerment through the medium of portraiture. London is also where he completed his degree in graphic design at (UAL) University of the Arts London and now currently runs his photography business Arteh Odjidja Photography. Growing up with a father working in the filmmaking industry, Arteh developed an early fascination with the creative process and since becoming an established award-winning photographer in his own right, Arteh has been commissioned to create work for some of the world’s most recognized brands and organizations including Virgin Atlantic, Christian Dior, Paul Smith, Ozwald Boateng Savile Row, Mont blanc, Oxfam-UK to name a few. Over the last 7 years, Arteh has also been active as an ambassador photographer for the premium German camera brand Leica camera –allowing him to share his experience and knowledge through hands-on workshops and presentations organized throughout the UK.

Arteh’s growing passion to make a positive impact through his work has led him to explore international project-based assignments and self-initiated personal projects, that challenge our sense of privilege and equality in a transient, fast-paced, modern socio-economic world. His well publicised ‘The Stranger Series’ Project which profiles the stories of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds has been exhibited extensively throughout the US and UK in prominent galleries and public museums like the Tate Modern, The British Museum, City hall London, The Museum of Contemporary Photography – Chicago IL (to name some) and has even been exhibited to the Queen as part of his collaboration with the young people’s charity Coram UK in 2018. Arteh is regularly asked to speak at universities and colleges throughout the UK and the US in the hopes of inspiring young creatives to forge a compelling future with a focus on creating work for positive change in the world. 

Arteh also has a passion to support and inspire young people in African nations wanting to pursue a brighter future for themselves through education. He recently completed the Berlin BMW Marathon to raise money for the work of Street Child Charity who provide education resources to some of the most remote, rural communities in countries like Sierra Leone and Nigeria.  

Some of our clients

(MoCP)Museum of Contemporary Photography -Chicago IL, Ozwald Boateng Savile Row, E.Tautz Menswear, Paul Smith, A.Sauvage, Advani London, Spencer Hart, Mont Blanc, Leica Camera UK, Red Bull UK, Vitra UK, Meridian Audio, Oxfam UK, Yamaha Pianos UK, Porsche UK, Black and white Photography magazine, Joshua's Magazine, The Shortlist, Samsung, Photoworks UK, Coram UK, 

Exhibitions


·      The Stranger Series Project with Coram and Arteh Odjidja Exhibition The British Museum , London, June 2018

·      The Stranger Series Project with Coram and Arteh Odjidja Exhibition City Hall , London, June 2018

·      The Dandy Lion Exhibition Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton, Oct 2015

·      The Dandy Lion Exhibition MoAD, (Museum of African Diaspora), San Francisco, Oct 2015 

·      The Dandy Lion Exhibition MoCADA, (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts), New York, Oct 2015 

·      The Dandy Lion Exhibition Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, April 2015

·      AOM GREEN FOR OXFAM The Old Post office, London, July 2015 

·      Association of Photographers Awards (AOP) shortlisted Artists exhibition Truman Brewery, London, Oct 2013

·      Stranger in Moscow The Worx Studios, London, September 2013 

·      Stranger in Moscow Ozwald Boateng Savile Row, London, June 2013 

·      Fashion Army Leica Akademie, London, April 2013


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