Renee Maria Osubu is a British-Nigerian photographer and director.
She is best known for her photography series, ‘Dear Philadelphia’, which she developed into an award-winning short film. The film won the Jury award for Best Short Documentary at Blackstar Film Festival 2021, and had its international premiere at Sundance Film Festival.
Her surroundings are prominent in her work, as she often investigates themes of community, identity, race and childhood. From showcasing fatherhood in London, to exploring community in North Philadelphia, Renee captures intimate moments of life through both photography and film.
She has won numerous awards, including the Vimeo Staff Pick Award at Blackstar 2021, a Davis Peace Project Award, two Portrait of Britain awards from the British Journal of Photography, and a First Place Michael Wilson Award. Her work is held permanently as part of the University of the Arts London Collection.
Most recently Renee shot 3 music videos for south east London rapper Jords’ latest album ‘Dirt in the Diamond’, which come together as a powerful short film.
Renee was born in London, where she is currently based.
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