Uche Okpa-Iroha is a photographer and visual artist who lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria. Okpa-Iroha’s first major project, Under Bridge Life, was published in 2008 and later awarded the Seydou Keita Prize for best photographic creation at the 8th Bamako Encounters. He is a leading member of the Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Project and a founding member of the Blackbox Photography Collective. He is also founder of the Nnele Institute (African Center for Photography) and was a fellow of the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kusten, Amsterdam. Okpa-Iroha recently exhibited his series The Plantation Boy at LagosPhoto 2013 in Lagos, Nigeria and the JoBurg Art Fair in Johannesburg, South Africa.