The Seventh Edition of The Annual Lagos Photo Festival Is Here (22.10.2016 – 21.11.2016)

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LagosPhoto Foundation presents the seventh edition of the annual Lagos Photo Festival from October 22 – November 21, titled RITUALS AND PERFORMANCE. 

LagosPhoto is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria. In a month long programme, events include exhibitions, workshops, artist presentations, discussions, screening, and large scale outdoor installations in congested public spaces in Lagos.

The festival Lagos Photo 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.

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LagosPhoto presents photography as it is embodied in the exploration of historical and contemporary issues, the promotion of social programmes, and the reclaiming of public spaces. LagosPhoto 2016 will feature thirty photographers spanning seventeen countries. LagosPhoto opens to the public on October 22nd, 2016 at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Satellite exhibition venues in arts and cultural spaces throughout the city extend to Omenka Gallery, Africans Artists’ Foundation, Center for Contemporary Art Lagos, Goethe-Institut, A White Space, Red Door Gallery. Outdoor exhibitions in public spaces in Lagos include Muri Okunola Park, Falomo Roundabout (Ikoyi), Beko Ransome Kuti Park (Anthony), Awojobi Park (Onike), Freedom Park, MKO Abiola Park (Ikeja), and Dolphin Park (Ikoyi).

LagosPhoto is proudly sponsored by the Eko Hotel & Suites and Etisalat with Support by Canon, LASPARK, Lagos State Ministry of Tourism and Culture, KLM/ Air France, Romarong, Pixers, Pernod Ricard Nigeria, Goethe Institut. LagosPhoto is additionally supported by the Ford Foundation.

Participating Artists:
Fati Abubakar (Nigeria) | Jenevieve Aken (Nigeria) | Ishola Akpo (Nigeria) | Mohamed Arejdal (Morocco) |Karimah Ashadu (Britain & Nigeria) |Jelili Atiku (Nigeria) | |Miia Autio (Finland) |Pep Bonet (Spain) | Juno Calypso (United Kingdom) | Bubi Canal (Spain) | | Kudzanai Chiurai (Zimbabwe) | | Colin Delfosse (Belgium) | Thierry Fontaine (France) | Sevelyn Gat (Kenya) | Eric Gyamfi (Ghana) | Adad Hannah (USA) | Kiluanji Kia Henda (Angola) | Andrea Gisele Keyezua (Netherlands) | Nico Krijno (South African) |Osborne Macharia (Kenya)| Mario Macilau (Mozambique) | Tsoku Maela (South Africa) | Ibrahim Mahama(Ghana) |Gideon Mendel (South Africa) |Siwa Mgoboza (SouthAfrica)|Mohau Modisakeng (South Africa) | Fabrice Monteiro (Benin & Belgium) | Bruno Morais (Brazil) |Muchiri Njenga (Kenya) |Lakin Ogunbanwo (Nigeria) | |Rodney Omeokachie (Nigeria) | Qudus Onikeku (Nigeria) | | Leonard Pongo (Belgium) | | Flurina Rothenberger (Switzerland) | |Emmanuel Trousse (Monaco) | |David Uzochukwu (Belgium & Nigeria) || Benedicte Vanderreydt (Belgium) | |Lorenzo Vitturi (Italy) ||Sanne De Wilde(Belgium)| Patrick Willocq (France) |  Reze Bonna (Nigeria) |  TY Bello (Nigeria).

EKO Hotels and Suites, Centre for Contemporary Arts, African Artists’ Foundation, A White Space, Red Door Gallery, Omenka Gallery, Legacy 1995 (Railway Compound), Freedom Park, Goethe Institut, Temple Muse, Muri Okunola Park, Falomo Cirlce

Lagos Photo Key Dates:

Saturday, October 22: LagosPhoto Grand Opening: Jelili Atiku Performance Piece
Friday, October 28th: Annual LagosPhoto Gala, African Artists’ Foundation Headquarters
October 24th – October 31st: Professional Week; A comprehensive program of receptions, discussions, presentations, and workshops (various locations)


Etisalat, EKO Hotel and Suites




Canon Inc. , Samsung, Pernod Ricard, Lagos State Inland Revenue Service, Lagos State Parks and Garden Agency, Lagos State

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