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Talks & Seminars

Art in the City – Cian Oba-Smith in conversation with Simon Morrissey

Cian-Oba Smith will talk with Foreground’s Direc­tor Simon Mor­ris­sey about his work and motivation.

Cian Oba-Smith is an award-winning Irish-Nigerian photographer whose work is concerned with representing people who are often overlooked and places that are too frequently misrepresented. Whether capturing the little-known communities and the fringes of society of his native London, or recording sub-cultures around the world, Oba-Smith has a particular interest in exploring how the relationship between people, their environment and how they are represented, shapes their experience.

His most recent project A Quiet Prayer, commissioned by Foreground, is a somber meditation on London during the first Covid-19 lockdown of 2020. The project can be viewed online at foregroundprojects.org.uk/online. In this event Cian will talk with Foreground’s Director Simon Morrissey about his work and motivation.

Oba-Smith’s work has been featured in multiple photography exhibitions and international journals including the British Journal of Photography, Dazed and Confused and The Guardian. He is represented by Wyatt-Clarke + Jones.

In partnership with Arnolfini.
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