Olasunkanmi Olayanju

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I am a 22-Year-old Masters of Art in Photography Graduate from the University of Sunderland. Whilst I have been an artist for 2 years, I have practised photography for Six years now since age 17. My aspiration is only for people to be inspired and brought together by my work.

My practice is influenced primarily by my experience as a child looking for the happy things in life. But as I grew older there have been other influences like the reality of a black man in a white world, linking it to my struggle as a black boy in a white neighbourhood, whilst going to a predominantly black school and trying to find my place in the spectrum of acceptance. Recently though I have been inspired by the bond my girlfriend and her sister share and the reality of the growth together showcases personal love and care for each other.