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Nii Obodai (b. 1968) is based in Accra, Ghana and Maputo, Mozambique. He works with photography, audio, and text and is particularly interested in photography as a medium for recording and celebrating the unseen and the everyday in Africa. Working primarily with black and white photography over the last two decades, his work encompasses portraiture and ethereal landscapes. His deep interest in how the past is remembered stems in part from aphantasia, a condition which prevents him from forming images in his mind. In 1998, he co-established Nuku Café in Accra, which evolved into Nuku Studio and later the eponymous Nuku Photo Festival, Ghana’s first photography festival.
Nii Obodai’s work has been exhibited internationally, notably in the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Moesgaard Museum in Denmark, the Addis Ababa Festival in Ethiopia, the Alliance Française d’Accra in Ghana and the Bamako Encounters in Mali.