Rotimi Fani-Kayode

1955–1989

Rotimi Fani-Kayode, ‘Bronze Head’ 1987, printed c.1987–8
Bronze Head 1987, printed c.1987–8
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Oluwarotimi (Rotimi) Adebiyi Wahab Fani-Kayode (20 April 1955 – 21 December 1989) was a Nigerian-born photographer, who moved to England at the age of 12 to escape the Nigerian Civil War. The main body of his work was created between 1982 and 1989. He explored the tensions created by sexuality, race and culture through stylised portraits and compositions.

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