Roles of photography in our everyday life


We all know that photography being a profession for photographers is a source of income for them, but to the rest of us who don’t earn a living from the profession, of what importance is photography to us?

This article Is to enlighten or in some other cases, refresh our minds as to how important photography is in our everyday lives.

Photography collegiate or links us up with our past; places we’ve been to, people we’ve met — maybe friends we grew up with, old schoolmates and so on. It is relatively easy to connect to our past with the aid of photography. They give us clues as to how our lives were before we either grew up or moved out from a certain location. In most of our homes here in west Africa, photographs or “photo album” as it is usually called are kept as archives or relics for each member of the family. We get to know our lost relatives like grand parents through the help of photographs.

Important events are never forgotten with the help of photography. Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, excursions, road trips are all recorded to remind us of those beautiful moments.

Imagine a world where there were no pictures to remind us of those happy events or rather, let’s not imagine. Now with photography, we can look back to cherish those old times and remember how they made us happy.


O U Mackson's profile: O U Mackson, born Ozuruonye Mackson Uchenwa is a Nigerian journalist, filmmaker, talent manager entarprenuer and the founder the talent promotion company O U ENTERTAINMENTS and CEO O U Mackson. Date of Birth: 2nd February 1992 (28 years) Hometown: O U Mackson hails from Eziama Uturu in Abia state Family: Ozuruonye Uchenwa was born into a polygamous family of 3 legal wives and 16 children. O U Mackson is the 4th child of his mother; Mrs Obiesie who was his 2nd wife and the 12th child of the family. Background: O U Mackson was born in his hometown Uturu but moved to Adamawa state at infancy to Professor Calistus Akosim; a guidan, where he started his daycare and nursery education at University Nursery School then primary school at University Primary School. He optained his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) in the same school before he moved back to his parents in Uturu, Abia State to continue his secondary education at the Assumption Model Technical School, Uturu then completed Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) at Osusu Secondary High School, Aba, Abia state. Ozuruonye Mackson Uchenwa gained admission to study Mechanical Engineering in the Federal Polythecnic, Ilaro, After his Ordinary National (OND) in 2012, Ozuruonye Mackson Uchenwa enrolled in the University of Alaska Fairbanks USA, in the first quarter of 2013 and emerged one of the best graduating students of 2016 from the English department where he studied English Literature/Letters (BA) In 2019 Ozuruonye Mackson Uchenwa completed a postgraduate diploma (PGD) in journalism in the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) Work Experience National Television Authority (NTA10) Program Canvasser National Television Authority (NTA2) Field Journalist/Producer Betex Communications limited Producer/Director PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS • Script Writing - Certificate - 2010 • English/Human Relations - Certificate - 2013 PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS • CEO O U Entertainments ( • Author of 3 published books • Graduate Member of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) HONOURS Best Prose writer of the year, award 2010 Association of Nigeria Authors, Ondo Chapter. Awarded by: His Excellency the Executive Governor of Ondo State. (Dr. Rahman Bamidele Mimiko)

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