Rubee Samuel is a Nigerian photographer based in London, who is largely set on exploring the relationship between culture and identity. Having grown up in London but with roots and extended family in Surulere, Nigeria, the question “Where are you actually from?” has often been a difficult one to answer for her. We featured her project, “Omo Nigeria,” which she shot during a visit to Lagos to give creative workshops at schools. She photographed schoolchildren in action in the workshops and took school-style portraits of them, and told us about how she ended up trying to capture the childhood, and the school portraits, she never had.
“I believe that early exposure to the arts is vital to building the next generation of Nigerian creatives and image-makers.”