Pictures from The Lagos Photo Festival

The fourth edition of The Lagos Photo Festival held at the Ocean View in Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island. The event was themed The Megacity and the Non-City. This year’s theme explored two sides of Lagos which showed how developments in Africa’s urban centres and technology changes have transformed the Lagosiansense of place in a globally connected world.
Sponsored by Etisalat Nigeria, entries portraying the theme were sent in by budding photographers. 26 photos were shortlisted for the competition, including entries by Adeniyi Ayodele (Untitled), Olakunmi Agbaje (Lekkoyi), Oluwatoni Omidiji (Floating Marina) and Omololu Omolayo (BRT State of Mind) and Ayodeji Adeogun (Ogba Fisher).
The Grand Opening, which was opened to the general public, also featured exhibitions by Nigeria’s best photographers, alongside works by international photographers from over 15 countries. Participating artists included Nigeria’s Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Jelili Atiku, Adeola Olagunju, alongside Benin Republic’s Leonce Agbodjelou, Zimbabwe’s Kudzanai Chiurai, Cameroon’s Samuel Fasso, Italy’s Nicola Lo Calzo, France’s Patrick Willocq, Turkey’s Ahmet Polat and Spain’s Critina de Middel. A sensational part of the night was the display of large scale outdoor prints.
The Lagos Photo Festival, which is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria, began in September. See pictures below
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About the LagosPhoto Festival 
The LagosPhoto festival is an annual photography-led series of events and activities aimed at creating awareness for art. It includes creative photography workshops, awareness walks, outdoor (open-air) exhibitions and a themed Etisalat photography competition. The finale of the LagosPhoto Festival is an exhibition of the finalists who have emerged from the Etisalat photography competition. At this exhibition, the photographs (entries) are displayed and judged with the winning entry receiving encouragement in the form of process and access to the international photography scene. The African Artists Foundation (AAF) organizes the LagosPhoto Festival.



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