The seventh edition of the annual Lagos Photo Festival has kicked off from October 22, 2016.
Lagos Photo Festival is the first, and so far, only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria. The festival lasts for a month and it features exhibitions, workshops and large outdoor installations in different public spaces in Lagos.
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The theme of this year's festival is 'Rituals and Performance: inherent risk'.
Lagos Photo Festival provides a viable platform for the development of contemporary photography in Africa. This is done by providing mentorships and collaborations with local and international artists.
The 2016 edition features thirty photographers from 17 different countries.
Some of the artists participating are: Fati Abubakar (Nigeria), Jenevieve Aken (Nigeria), Ishola Akpo (Nigeria), Mohamed Arejdal(Morocco), Karimah Ashadu (Britain and 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 Africa), Osborne Macharia (Kenya), Mario Macilau(Mozambique), Tsoku Maela (South Africa), Ibrahim Mahama(Ghana), Gideon Mendel (South Africa), Siwa Mgoboza (South Africa), Mohau Modisakeng (South Africa), Fabrice Monteiro (Benin Republic and 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 and Nigeria), Benedicte Vanderreydt (Belgium), Lorenzo Vitturi (Italy), Sanne De Wilde(Belgium), Patrick Willocq (France), Reze Bonna (Nigeria) and TY Bello (Nigeria).
The venues to be used throughout the programme are Eko Hotel 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, Dolphin Park, Falomo Roundabout, Temple Muse and Muri Okunola Park.
The festival was officially open on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Eko Hotel and Suites.