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Rotimi Fani-Kayode

Nigeria

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Rotimi Fani-Kayode was born in Nigeria in 1955 to a prominent Yoruba family who left Africa as refugees in 1966. He studied at Georgetown University and the Pratt Institute in the United States, before settling in the United Kingdom in 1983 where he lived and worked until his early death at the age of 34. His photographs have been exhibited internationally since 1985, and are represented in the permanent collections of the V&A Museum, London; the Artur Walther Foundation, NY/Neu-Ulm, and numerous other private and public collections internationally. Many of his works were co-authored with his late partner Alex Hirst.