Nyaba Ouedraogo is a self-taught artist, born in 1978 in Bouyounou in Burkina Faso. He lives between Paris and Ouagadougou. The photographic vision of Nyaba L. Ouedraogo is imbued with documentary and aesthetic researches. These photographs are marked by a desire to narrate the multiple mutations of African societies.
Nyaba Ouedraogo has received several awards, as for instance the European Union Prize at the 9th Bamako Photography Meetings (2011). He is also a finalist for the 2010 Pictet Prize, and winner of the 2013 Photoquai Residences Musée du Quai Branly. He was nominated for the Pictet Prize in 2014 and the Prince Claus Prize in 2015.
Works by Nyaba Ouedraogo are collected by the Museum of Manchester (United Kingdom), Fondation Blachère and Musée du Quai Branly (France); as well as private collectors.