Mikael Chukwuma Owunna (b. 1990) is a Nigerian-Swedish American photographer, Fulbright Scholar and engineer. His work explores the relationship between engineering, optics, the black body and queerness. Owunna imagines new universes and realities for marginalized communities around the globe.

Mikael Owunna’s work has exhibited across Asia, Europe and North America and has been featured in media ranging from the New York Times, CNN, NPR, and VICE to The Guardian. He has spoken and lectured about his work at venues from Harvard Law School to World Press Photo (Netherlands) and Sveriges Radio (Sweden). His first published monograph, Limitless Africans, was released in 2019.

Owunna speaks English, French and basic Mandarin Chinese.

Image: Mikael Owunna speaking at TEDxTrinity College, 2020. By Nick Caito

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