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Renee Osubu

Photographer and DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Renee Osubu

Photographer and DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Renee Maria Osubu is a Nigerian artist, born and raised in the diversity of London. Her surroundings are prominent in her work as she desires to unravel the compartmentalised views within society. From showcasing the community of Harare, to exploring brotherhood in Philadelphia, Renee captures different perspectives of life through both photography and film. The main themes in her work are adolescence, community and representation. She is a portrait and documentary photographer, best known for her photography series Dear Philadelphia, which is now a film available to watch on BFI Player and having its international premier at Sundance Film Festival 2021 Renee is a Davis Peace Project Award winner, BJP Portrait of Britain 2019 winner, a recipient of the Michael Wilson Award and her work is permanently held as part of the UAL Collection. ​
  • Dear PhiladelphiaDear Philadelphia is a film that introduces three African American fathers - Josh, Mel and Dot - who with the help of their family, friends and faith unravel the incomparable partnership of forgiveness and community. Whilst walking through the intimate truths of life that can sometimes become a barrier, the film is a reminder that hope can be found in all situations. From its choice of colour to the music, the film poetically explores the beauty and strength in the often demonised North Philade
Projects credited in
  • RAAH. Fest 2020RAAH. is a global network of creatives �, amplifying the voices � of people affected by Migration & Displacement - 2020 we also made a focus of youth affected by Human trafficking and Racial discrimination. This years ✨HEADLINERS✨ Joy Crookes: 17:14 INOXIA: 20:30 Poppy Ajudha: 21:30 Gabrielle Aplin: 23:58 Our aim is to put an end to inequality. But we knew we couldn't do it alone. ��The first step was RAAH. Fest 2020, a 13 hour online festival streamed on 24th October 2020. � The festi
Work history
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Photographer for an UberEats campaign highlighting African and Caribbean Restaurant owners for black history month. The images were used for social media, the app and the UberEats blog.
     - Birmingham, United KingdomFreelance
    Photographer for a campaign coming out at the start of 2021 showcasing a new pair of sneakers. As well as assistant directing the videos that are coming out with it.
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  • Photography
  • Directing
  • Public Speaking
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Project Management
  • Producing
  • Photo Editing
  • Retouching
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) University of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    Photography degree at London College of Communication -UAL
    British Journal of Photography Portrait of Britain 2019 AwardThe British Journal of Photography
    I​mages were put on Billboards around the UK showcasing the photography.
    Michael Wilson AwardLondon College of Communication, UAL
    Wilson is a producer of the James Bond films, who awarded my student project 'Dear Philadelphia' which was a photography and short film piece with best in show.
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