For Marianne Olaleye, photography is first and foremost about storytelling, and expressions of human behaviour.
She describes her kind of photography as simple and candid – a means of portraying people who demonstrate beauty not only in their physical appearance, but also in the relationship they have with their environment.
A recurring theme in her photography is the candid nature of feminine beauty.

Simplicity is at the core of her work.

Each person has a story to tell; therefore Marianne aims to give them the center stage while showcasing the universality, and raw, natural beauty of women.
She hopes that her images will play a role in improving media representations of beauty.


Portrait of Britain 2018 Award Winner
Premium Times Nigeria
Ọmọ Kẹrin
Look At My Black Beauty
European Development Days 2018
Ayiba Magazine


His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar - former Vice President of Nigeria
His Excellency, Akinwunmi Ambode - Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria
Aftenposten - Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
LSE Africa Summit
Bridge Models
Nia Pettitt
Young Enterprise UK
Mirror Me by Fisayo Longe
Melissa's Wardrobe

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