Teanna Woods Okojie
Sunny San Diego California native, Teanna "Tee" Woods Okojie, has created a special and unique way of integrating her love for children and families through photography, with a heart for social change and passion for ethical representation in documentary portraiture. Teanna's visual focus remains on the current social, economic, racial, and education injustices affecting our world.
She earned her Bachelor's degree in Still Professional Photography & Commercial Advertising from Brooks Institute, but began her early stages in photography as a sophomore in high school. Teanna was traditionally trained in film photography, darkroom printing and digital photography. She received early recognition for her work entering (and winning!) competitions at local state and county fairs.
After graduating Brooks Institute, Teanna pursed a career in editorial children's and teens fashion, which evolved into documentary portraiture focused on children and families. She also began teaching photography to children and adults in the United States and overseas early in her career. Her work has been exhibited throughout Los Angeles, Brooklyn, New York City, both South & West Africa. Her current project locations include extensive work throughout the continent of Africa, continued photographic series in Lagos, Nigeria.