Nyaba Leon Ouedraogo

Nyaba Leon Ouedraogo, humanist photographer

    Nyaba Ouedraogo belongs to a new generation of humanist photographers who question the issues and the living conditions of his contemporaries at the confluence of Africa.


Born in 1978 in Bouyounou in Burkina Faso, with a double culture, an in-between, he lives between Ouagadagou and Paris. His images flush with aesthetics and documentary questions the political, economic, sociological, and ecological era.


Awarded the European Union Prize at the 9th Rencontres de la photographie in Bamako Nyaba Ouedraogo, is a finalist for the 2010 Pictet Prize. Winner of the Photoquai Musée du Quai Branly Residences 2013, he was nominated for the Pictet Prize in 2014 and Prince Claus in 2015. His works are among the collections of the Blachère Foundation, the Quai Branly Museum, and the Museum of Manchester in the United Kingdom. The impact of his photographs has also conquered private collections such as the Matthias and Gervanne Leridon Collection.