Joining us this week is photographer and documentary filmmaker Apochi Owoicho. Street Child's recent F I F T E E N photography exhibition was inspired by a successful pilot programme which Apochi hosted in Nigeria in 2022. He was a key consultant on the development of the London exhibition, and helped facilitate the workshop in Nigeria.
Host Sam and Apochi dive deep into the powerful idea that every image tells a story, intentional or not. They explore how the stories we tell about ourselves shape the way others perceive us and how important it is for individuals to tell their stories on their terms. Apochi Owoicho and Sam discuss the importance of empowering children to tell their own stories.
"This is not just a story of chaos but a story of victory, laughter, family, and community. A story of people in need but who are also happy, strong, and powerful."
Apochi shares how his personal experiences have profoundly influenced his approach to photography and storytelling. From his humble beginnings growing up in Nigeria, the loss of his father and the strong influence of his mother, who filled their home with books and educational tools. Apochi emphasises how his mother's education was a game-changer, underscoring the critical importance of girls' education.