"Wasi Daniju’s photographic work has a beautiful aesthetic. Energy and stillness come together. She has a sharp eye and the technical excellence to capture the moment...you can trust Wasi’s work to be authentic - to be capturing something real and of significance."

     - Hassan Mahamdallie - Playwright, writer

Bio - Oluwatosin (fka Wasi) Daniju

I use photography and moving image to explore ideas around identity, home, loss and belonging from a person-centred therapeutic viewpoint.

Since 2007, I have created a vast portfolio, with the thread of documenting running through my work, whatever the genre.  Ultimately I see photography first and foremost as an act of bearing witness to whatever the sitter or situation presents.

I have shown my work individually and in group exhibitions in the UK and abroad, and regularly feature in various print and online publications.

In 2020 I graduated with Distinction from the University of Westminster's MA in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism.

How We Build Home, a project I co-developed with Dr Azeezat Johnson, is currently showing at Museum of the Home.

Portrait of me by Tobi Sobowale.

Contact

How can we work together? I look forward to hearing from you for projects and photography work.

Email  OluwatosinPhotos@gmail.com

Education

MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism (Distinction)
University of Westminster 2020

Exhibitions & festivals

How We Build Home with Dr Azeezat Johnson - Museum of the Home - London, 2022

Hours of a Moment - Virtual exhibition - online, 2022

You See Yourself? - IFE NKILI arts festival - Everyman Cinema - London, 2021 (group)

You See Yourself? - IFE NKILI arts festival - online, 2021 (group)

Home Is Here & There - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition - Shortlisted/withdrawn - London, 2021 (group)

All The Women In Me Are Tired - video installation - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition - Shortlisted/withdrawn - London, 2021 (group)

84 days - Photofusion SALON/21 - London, 2021 (group)

Rear View [from Home Is Here & There] - Photofusion SALON/19 - Commended - London, 2019 (group)

"You can do what You want from the pavement" - video installation [from Still Looking] -London Gallery West - London, 2019 (group)

Suppose [from The Stories We Tell] - London Gallery West - London, 2018 (group)

You See Yourself? - Unbreakable Bonds - Writivism Festival - Kampala, 2019 (group) 

You See Yourself? - Manifesting The Unseen - Guest Projects - London, 2018 (group)

re:present - British Islam Conference - Amnesty International - London, 2018

re:present - private viewing - London, 2017

re:present - Everyday Muslim: Black Muslims in British History and Heritage- Rich Mix - London, March 2017

Publications

Critical Muslim 33: Relics (2020)

Critical Muslim 32: Music (2019)

Stage Invasion - Peter Bearder - Out-Spoken Press (2019)

Unbreakable Bonds: An Anthology of Fiction, Photography and Nonfiction from Eastern Africa and the UK - Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire, Esther Mirembe, Sumayya Lee (Editors) - CACE: Centre for African Cultural Excellence (2020)

Rule Britannia: Brexit and the End of Empire by Danny Dorling,  Sally Tomlinson - Biteback Publishing (2019)

Manifesting the unseen - exhibition catalogue - Nazia Mirza (editor) (2018)

Khidr Collective Zine Issue 1 - The Khidr Collective (2017)

base publication (2017) 

shine a light [Open Democracy] (2016-2017)

The Occupied Times (2011 - 2016)


Talks/interviews/features

Finding Home [panel discussion] - Sussex Festival of Ideals - Online, June 2021

Islam is not a singular [podcast]- Muslim, Actually with Tawseef Khan - Online, March 2021

Q&A [interview] - TheBlkGaze - Online, January 2021

32. Wasi Daniju - A Wider Sense of Family [podcast] - The Two of Us - Online, January 2020

Saying Goodbye [podcast]The Family Tree  Season 2 – Cuttings 5 - Online, April 2018

GBA 314 Wasi [podcast]- Getting Better Acquainted - Online, October 2017

Where Photography meets Therapy: Meet Wasi Daniju! [interview]- The Black Muslim Times - Online, July 2017

re:present [feature] - base publication - Issue #2 - Printed/online, June 2017

re:present [talk]- Everyday Muslim: Black Muslims in British History and Heritage- Rich Mix - London, March 2017

You Need To Be Able To See Us [interview] - The Leveller - Online, March 2017

 

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