Chris Iduma is a self-taught photojournalist and visual artist who uses photography to explore identity, history, and socio-political issues. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria. Iduma was a 2021 Leica Oskar Barnack New Comer Award nominee and a featured artist in the 2021 British Journal of Photography Open Walls Arles Exhibition. His work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
- Self Portraits
- Lagos: The History of Quietude
- Plantation Boy (work in progress)
Chris Iduma is a self-taught photojournalist and visual artist exploring identity, women, history, and socio-political issues. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, Iduma received a BSc in Mass Communication at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. After his graduation he shifted his focus to photography.
Iduma considers his work a protest against time and certain societal constructs. In his artistic practice he employs varied approaches; conceptual, experimental and documentary. Iduma explores how the context of his photography impacts on the relationship of the viewer to their social and cultural identity. His photographs take on various forms intended to draw viewers in, allowing them to feel like both co-author and witness; providing the opportunity to challenge their perceptions, and assumptions.
Chris Iduma was a nominee for the Leica Oskar Barnack New Comer Awards in 2021. He was also one of the eight black recipients of the John Herrin Memorial Scholarship in 2021 to attend the FotoFest The Meeting Place Portfolio Review, in Houston, Texas. Additionally Chris Iduma’s work was also chosen to be exhibited at the British Journal of Photography, Open Walls Arles exhibition in Arles, France. His photographs are included in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Iduma was awarded a 2023 MacDowell Residency Scholarship in the United States.
(Non) Linear (2021), Arnheim Art Gallery, Ibadan-Nigeria Group
A Gathering: An Exhibition, Ikollo Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria
INSIDE, PHmuseum Mobile Photography Exhibition , Bologna, Italy
Guest Room: Michael Mack, Der Greif, Germany
Then & Now, British Journal of Photography Open Walls Arles, Galerie Huit, Arles, France
Photography Day Corona Edition, Preus Museum, Norway
Contemporary Black Photography, Black Art matters, MAAG HALLE, Zurich, Switzerland
PHmuseum 1st Mobile Photography Exhibition – Bologna, Italy
The Print Swap (2018) – Feature Shoot
Chania International Photography Festival, (2018) – Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece
Abandoned Building – Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece
Global Landscape forum Exhibitiion, Nairobi, Kenya
Your Ad Here Exhibition – British Council, Create London, and AWCA, Lagos, NG