It was the Polish-American novelist Jerzy Konsinski who wrote that the principle of true art is not to portray but to evoke. This is particularly evident in the work of Nigerian photographer August Udoh, who constantly captures his human subjects in different powerful and thought-provoking situations.
In a bid to get us talking about an issue that is constantly overlooked in sports, Udoh has put together a powerful photo series about athletes with disabilities. In his usual style, the photographer showcases athletes in somber backgrounds, conveying a sense of seriousness around them.
They all appear in their gear – some with 'Nigeria' boldly inscribed on them – and are obviously determined to live above their physical disabilities in a country that hardly recognizes them. These powerful images are sure to stick with you long after you've looked away.
Check out more of the photos below and head to his Instagram for more of his work.