Arteh Odjidja

Is a commercial fashion, portraiture and fine art photographer and educator, based in London. Growing up with a father working in the filmmaking industry, Arteh Odjidja developed an early love for the creative process, and showed sure signs that he was destined for a career in art and design.

Specialising in fashion, portraiture and fine art photography, Arteh has managed to build up his portfolio with commissions from some of the world’s most recognised brands in menswear fashion and luxury, including Paul Smith, Leica camera, Ozwald Boateng and Mont blanc.

Arteh’s desire to use his work and platform to connect us all to other human stories has led him into the world of fine art portraiture. The Savile row designer and long time collaborator - Ozwald Boateng OBE, housed his first solo exhibition 'Stranger in Moscow' in 2013 - (A story of a young migrant man from Africa seeking to build a new life in Russia captured in a series of black and white portraits) The work was  shortlisted for the AOP awards in the same year. He has since exhibited his work extensively in the US and the UK as a contributing artist in the world renowned 'Dandy Lion Project- Exhibition' and book published by Aperture New York. Arteh's work has been featured in established industry publications such as Black+White Photography magazine, The British Journal of Photography, The Photoworks annual, The New York times, Huffington Post etc.


Arteh’spassion to share his experience has seen him accept an ambassadorship fromLeica Camera UK to run photography workshops throughout the UK andaccept invitations to speak on panels and present talks on differentaspects of the visual industry. Credits include the Museum of ContemporaryPhotography Chicago IL, University of Brighton, London College of Fashion,London College of Communication, the Brighton Photo Biennial 2016, AutographGallery, Tate modern, The British Museum, City Hall London etc.

Arteh continues to add to his widely featured and on-going portrait series'The Strangers Series' which focuses onportraying the aspirations / dreams of young migrants and refugees. With the aimof re-addressing the so often negatively skewed narrative ofyoung migrants & refugees living in major cities around the world. The success of theproject has seen him work with impactful youth charities like Coram UK, Counterpoint Arts, The Baytree Centre andpresent his seminal project to Her Majesty the Queen in 2018.

Arteh has also had the opportunity to shoot quite extensively inWest Africa covering everything from the recent 2016 / 17 Presidentialcampaigns in Sierra Leone, to oil spills and environmental devastation in theNiger Delta as part of the ‘Rise for Bayelsa campaign’.

Arteh will also be running his first marathon this year for the  amazing charity ‘Street Child’ that helps young people in the developing world  gain access to quality education.    

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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