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The Abuja International Photo Festival

The Abuja International Photo Festival is an annual, not-for-profit event dedicated to the celebration of the practice and application of photography. The goal of this year’s photo festival is to showcase how photography functions to promote social-cultural development. The event serves as a mentoring, networking and knowledge sharing opportunity where individuals and organizations discover trends and approaches in using the power of imagery for sensitization, collaboration and impact.

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The specific objectives of the event include:

• To serve as a platform for cultural exchange and the exploration of the importance of photography in preserving and promoting cultural awareness.
• The stimulation of improved capabilities in imaging for the growth of the art and culture industry with the intent to foster economic growth.
• To serve as a platform to sensitize participants on how they can be more involved in advocating key social issues using their skills in visual documentation.
• To visually engage policy makers who will better influence the implementation of sustainable developments at the grassroot.
• To promote gender equality by showcasing and celebrating female photographers.
• To stimulate the emergence of a closely-nit photography community where members share knowledge and experience for the growth of a more professional industry.

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Activities this year will include but not limited to photowalks, photo competitions and exhibitions, panel discussions, masterclasses, awards (closing & award night)

PHOTOFEST & AWARDS AFRICA

Organizer of ABUJA INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL 2.0

Exhibition Pavilion

903 Tafawa Balewa Way

Abuja, Federal Capital Territory

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