Dione Roach was born in Italy in 1989. She studied fine arts at UEL in London graduating in 2012. She is a multidisciplinary artist working with photography, video and painting as well as working on community art projects.
Since 2018 she is based in Cameroon where she has founded Jail Time Records, an audio-visual and musical project and recording studio inside the Central prison of Douala. Alongside her activities in the prison Roach has been documenting the life and people she meets behind the bars of the most populated prison in Cameroon. Focusing on black and white photography, Roach moves between documentary photography as well as more experimental ways of approaching the medium, always working with people and characters she has close at hand.
She has participated in various exhibition internationally and is the second place winner of the Sony World Photography Award 2020 in the creative category.