Lagos Photo Festival

Lagos Photo Festival

LagosPhoto which is a platform for artists to express themselves through lens is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria.

LagosPhoto opens to the public on October 24th, 2015 at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria and, Lagos featuring thirty-five photographers spanning eighteen countries in a month long programme of events that includes exhibitions, workshops, artist presentations, discussions, screening, and large scale outdoor installations in congested public spaces in Lagos.

Satellite exhibition venues in arts and cultural spaces throughout the city extend to Omenka Gallery, Africans Artists’ Foundation, Stranger Lagos, Goethe- Institut, Nimbus Gallery, Alara Concept Store, A White Space Gallery, Yaba Tech, Quintessence. Outdoor exhibitions in public spaces in Lagos include Muri Okunola Park, Falomo Roundabout (Ikoyi), Awojobi Park (Onike), and Freedom Park.

Special projects & satellite exhibitions in conjunction with LagosPhoto include: Congo by Paolo Pellegrin and Alex Majoli at Art Twenty One ,World Press Photo 2015 POPCAP’15 , LagosPhoto Summer School , Etisalat Photography Competition: I Love Nigeria! ,LagosPhoto Mobile App, LagosPhoto award and a host of others. LagosPhoto aims to provide a platform for the development and education of contemporary photography in Africa by establishing mentorships and cross-cultural collaborations with local and international artists.

Also speaking at the event, Azu Nwobuogu , Director of AAF, said that for the past six years,the Lagos Photo festival have been creating a positive image about Africa. And this year many foreign press will be coming to the festival, pointing out reasons why it is important for Africans to take ownership of their own image. This to him is what LagosPhoto offers as it is a platform for artists to express themselves through lens.

Lagos Photo Festival

Through our numerous collaborations, LagosPhoto continues to provide a platform for the improvement and progression of professional and emerging photographic talent in a comprehensive public programming initiative that includes work shops, artist presentations, and portfolio reviews facilitated by prominent local and international photographers.

LagosPhoto is proudly sponsored by the Eko Hotel & Suites and Etisalat, with partners World Press Photo. Supporters include Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, Lagos State Signage & Advertisement Agency, Lagos State Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Romarong, Pixers, Goethe Institut, Media sponsors; Hello Nigeria!, Brick Plus Magazine, Cool FM, Cool TV, Konbini and 54artistry. LagosPhoto is additionally supported by the Ford Foundation.