LagosPhoto Foundation presents the seventh edition of the annual LagosPhotoFestival in Lagos, Nigeria, October 22 - November 21, themed "Rituals and Performance".
Currently in its seventh edition, LagosPhoto 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. 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.
Rituals and Performance: explores the role of acts of repetition that shape gender, image, identity, social agency, power and social constructs in contemporary society. The repetitive acts imbued with belief become coercive and normative. It shapes our general idea of what is true in determining an African image, gender, religion, beauty, social class and so forth.
Some of the participants include, Fati Abubakar (Nigeria) Lorenzo Vitturi (Italy) SanneDeWilde (Belgium) Patrick Willocq (France) Reze Bonna (Nigeria) TY Bello (Nigeria) Jenevieve Aken (Nigeria) Modisakeng (South Africa) Fabrice Monteiro (Benin & Belgium) Bruno Morais (Brazil) among others.
LagosPhoto opens to the public on October 22nd, 2016 at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Satellite exhibition venues in arts and cultural spaces through out 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,FalomoRoundabout(Ikoyi), BekoRansome Kuti Park (Antony), Awojobi Park (Onike), Freedom Park, MKO Abiola Park (Ikeja), and Dolphin Park (Ikoyi).