Bernard Kalu (Nigeria)

Bernard Kalu (b. 1989) is a documentary photographer based in Lagos, Nigeria; his work is inspired by a passion to explore life and humanity.

Photography is drawing with light and he’s adopted it as a tool to not only tell stories but preserve today for the future. Bernard began working in photography in 2014, exploring street documentary and
creative twists to wedding photography- with Auxano Photography, now Verteller Studios. He is a certified Miraisha Master Storyteller, VII Academy Foundry alumni, first runner up in the 2017 NATGEO Portfolio Review and has been on assignment with a number of organizations within and outside Nigeria. To mention a few, The Lancet, Bloomberg, IFAD, NBNL, MyAfricanPassport Inc. and so on.

Also, he is a very passionate tutor/mentor to a good number of upcoming visual storytellers. He had his first exhibition early 2017 at the Revolving Art Gallery, Lagos Nigeria.

More recently, he has begun focusing on raising awareness about environmental and social issues in his home country, Nigeria.


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