Au­gust Udoh

The Fight Club

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Au­gust Udoh, is a Nige­rian pho­tog­ra­pher based in La­gos. In his “The Fight Club” se­ries, he por­trays Nige­rian box­ers com­pet­ing in the Dambe box­ing com­pe­ti­tion. Dambe is a form of box­ing linked to the Housa peo­ple of West Africa and fo­cuses on the art of strik­ing. In his pho­tog­ra­phy, Au­gust tends to fo­cus on por­traits as he his fas­ci­nated with the hu­man face. Au­gust be­lieves a pow­er­ful truth is re­vealed through por­trait pho­tog­ra­phy.

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