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Lagos Photo Festival 2016

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Lagos Photo Festival 2016

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Lagos Photo Festival 2016

  1. 1. Lagos photo festival on African identity
  2. 2. Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia imagines how retired businesswomen could look in a series called Nyanye - League of Extravagant Grannies.
  3. 3. The Art of Survival by French photographer Patrick Willocq, who once lived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, depicts what it is like to be a child refugee using storybook imagery.
  4. 4. And Profit Corner is Mozambique photographer Mario Macilau's take on the threat of electronic waste in Africa.
  5. 5. Acceptance is the theme of Broken Things by South African photographer TSoku Maela, who says: "Self-love is not to instinctively conceal and impulsively improve on our flaws."
  6. 6. Adad Hannah's work The Raft of the Medusa, re-imagines a 19th Century work by Theodore Gericault, of a colonial ship that was wrecked off the coast of Senegal more than 200 years ago.
  7. 7. A series of self portraits by Ghanaian photographer Eric Gyamfi explores African male sexuality against a backdrop of religion and tradition.
  8. 8. Benin-based Ishola Akpo photographs his own grandmother as part of a series that looks at the importance of bride prices in African culture.
  9. 9. Nigerian photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo considers tradition and modernity by combining traditional dress with fetish wear.
  10. 10. This photo is from a collection entitled Genesis by Kudzanai Chiurai, who focuses on political and social conditions in Zimbabwe by trying to understand the psyche of what it is like to be colonised.
  11. 11. Great Expectations By Jenevieve Aken
  12. 12. Mohau Modisakeng’s work responds to the issue of violence and the role it plays and continues to play in colonial, as well as postcolonial African societies.
  13. 13. Chrystelle, Canal’s serie is set against the striking natural landscape of his native Santander, his main character’s slick, vivid costuming surprisingly resonant with the vibrant elemental surroundings.
  14. 14. Exploring the relationships between Africans, repetitive actions, cultures, rituals, celebrations and ceremonies. The practice of ashoebi wearing and the Ankara fabric, and its significance in our different ceremonies, celebrations and rituals, like the creative process of this project. By Reze Bonna
  15. 15. This is the story of Kenya’s league of extravagant grannies that were once corporate and government leader in the 1970's but are now retired. They now live the retired high life travelling to exotic and remote areas within Africa to explore party and enjoy in exclusivity .By Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia
  16. 16. The Balogun Particle (2015- ongoing) focuses on the urban transformation taking place in the centre of the Balogun Market in Lagos Island, the biggest market in West Africa. By Lorenzo Vitturi
  17. 17. “Hellbangers": Botswana's underground heavy metal culture by Pep Bonet / NOOR
  18. 18. In this project Kiluanji Kia Henda (born in Luanda, 1979), is committed to challenging the false claims created by the ideology related to the birth of European nations and racial politics in relation to black people, the “Moors”, which have massively imposed the European colonial model, spreading it all over the world, thus also helping to create a hybridization of aesthetics .
  19. 19. Keyezua looks at fashion in her home country of Angola with this image, entitled Royal Generation, of a woman wearing fabric woven from raw materials.
  20. 20. The Ghetto Tarot is a photographic interpretation of the well-known traditional Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck. Set in the Haitian ghetto, these fresh scenes were inspired by those originally created in 1909 by the artist Pamela Colman-Smith. The Ghetto Tarot scenes were replicated by Alice Smeets with the assistance of a group of Haitian artists called Atis Rezistans
  21. 21. This photographic series is part of an approach to conceptual and documentary. In this work the photographer explores the story of her grandmother through the remaining objects the dowry of his marriage: Wooden canteen produced by her future husband, cloths, beads, gin bottles, bowls, mirrors etc .By photographer Ishola Benin Akpo
  22. 22. Emmanuel. Beautiful stranger at the side of the road, we prayed and he came with us. We washed his feet and cut his hair. By TY Bello is one of Nigeria’s most recognized artists.
  23. 23. I trust you know Ó ju Il é (Alaraagbo XI)
  24. 24. As part of celebrations of Hennessy’s love for music through their Hennessy Artistry initiative the lifestyle brand will celebrate famed American Hip Hop photographer Jonathan Mannion this month
  25. 25. The Igbo Communion by Alfie Nze
  26. 26. Based on Chinua Achebe’s iconic work "Things Fall Apart" and his novel "No Longer at Ease“, the series “Giving way“aims to pick up on both works’ undercurrent of unsettlement, confusion and chaos - once resulting from the breach of Igbo villages’ integrity by missionaries, and once from an educated young Igbo succumbing to corruption due to the local systems’ new instability and the unachievable expectations placed upon him. By David Uzochukwu (b. 1998, Innsbruck (Austria)) is an Austro- Nigerian visual artist based in Brussels.
  27. 27. The Art of Survival, a commission for international charity Save the Children, has been produced in collaboration with refugee communities, depicting what it’s really like to be a refugee child. By Patrick Willocq
  28. 28. Profit Corner By Mario Macilau
  29. 29. Turn It Up! By Jide Odukoya
  30. 30. I am 14 By Bénédicte Vanderreydt’s
  31. 31. Variations of White By MIIA AUTIO
  32. 32. Invasive Species By Dillon Marsh
  33. 33. ‘When light shines in the dark, the darkness is uncomprehending’ By Hans Wilschut
  34. 34. The Raft of Medusa Saint Louis By Adad Hannah
  35. 35. Red Gold By Bayo Omoboriowo
  36. 36. The Face Series By Fati Abubakar
  37. 37. PALHETAS By Bruno Morais
  38. 38. SIRENS By Emmanuel Trousse
  39. 39. END04-NOVIEMBRE-2016

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