Gbile Oshadipe, an abbreviated photographics background
Gbile Oshadipe, historian and journalist with a B.A., M. A. and a Master of Philosophy degree; practices as a writer, critic and a photographer.
In 1991, under the United States Young Leaders Project of the International Visitor Program, he attended the Scottsdale Center for the Arts and the Scottsdale Artists’ School in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States for a photographic internship sponsored by the United States Information Agency, USIA and the Phelps Stokes Fund of New York.
He equally attended an artist-in-residence program at the Heron School of Art at Indiana University, Indianapolis Campus, Indiana, US with specifics in Photographics Workshop and Photographic Symbolism. This was also followed up at the Minneapolis-St.Paul Museum, Minneapolis, US.
He also attended academic sessions and workshops with an artist-in-residence program at the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Smithsonian.
In 2001, with Giacomo Pirrozi was a participant/instructor of the first-ever UNICEF Training of Photojournalists in Nigeria, and subsequently have facilitated the training of photojournalists and pioneer security operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. He is a Master Class Trainer, certified by the World Press Photo Institute in The Netherlands and the Poynter in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States.