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Lagos Photo Festival Announces The Fourth Edition Of The Lagos Photo Festival

Launched in 2010, 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,  screenings, and large scale outdoor prints displayed throughout the city with the aim of reclaiming  public spaces and engaging the general public with multifaceted stories of Africa. LagosPhoto aims to  establish a community for contemporary photography which will unite local and international artists  through images that encapsulate individual experiences and identities from across all of Africa.

 

Genevieve Aken, LagosPhoto 2012 Participant talks about the LagosPhoto Summer School at the LP 2013 Press Conference

Genevieve Aken, LagosPhoto 2012 Participant talks about the LagosPhoto Summer School at the LP 2013 Press Conference

 

 

The  festival presents and educates about photography as it is embodied in the exploration of historical  and contemporary issues, the sharing of cultural practices, and the promotion of social programmes.  LagosPhoto presents a contemporary and historical visual essay of the continent to both a local and  global audience.

 

 

Azu Nwagbogu, Director Lagosphoto Foundation officially welcoming guests and Press tot the LP 2013 Press Conference4

Azu Nwagbogu, Director Lagosphoto Foundation officially welcoming guests and Press tot the LP 2013 Press Conference4

 

 
LagosPhoto 2013 will represent two dominant modes of photographic expression under the theme The  Megacity and the Non-City, that of the documentary tradition and the expanded realm of image-based  practices incorporating conceptual and new media strategies. The Megacity and the Non-City looks at  both the development of urban centres in Africa and the influences of technology, the Internet, and  the digital revolution, and examines how they have transformed photography and our sense of place  in a globally connected world. While these two domains of photography are at once complementary,  they also speak to very different readings and functions of photography. As “The Megacity” presents a  photojournalistic perspective that documents the fast pace of change occurring in Africa today, “The  Non-City” extends LagosPhoto’s focus to account for artistic practices that examine the mass circulation  of images and the politics of representation.

 

L-R Ebi Atawodi_ Head High Value Events and Sponsorship, Etisalat Nig_ Steve Evans_ CEO Etisalat Nig, Azu Nwagbogu_ Director, LagosPhoto Foundation and Guest at the LP 2013 Press Conference

L-R Ebi Atawodi_ Head High Value Events and Sponsorship, Etisalat Nig_ Steve Evans_ CEO Etisalat Nig, Azu Nwagbogu_ Director, LagosPhoto Foundation and Guest at the LP 2013 Press Conference

 

 

 

 

A new partnership with World Press Photo, a preeminent international competition and exhibition  that features the best of photojournalism worldwide, will bring its annual exhibition to Lagos to be  showcased alongside the festival. LagosPhoto Foundation has signed a three-year contract to bring the  World Press Photo exhibition to Lagos, expanding the conceptual scope of the festival to include the  global discourse of photojournalism and current events worldwide. The World Press Photo exhibition
will open on October 18, 2013 at the Eko Hotel & Suites.

 

 

L-R Wunika Mukan_ LagosPhoto Foundation Brand Director, Steve Evans_ CEO Etisalat Nigeria, Azu Nwagbogu_ Director LagosPhoto Foundation,  Joseph Gergel_ Curator LPF at the LP 2013 Press Conference

L-R Wunika Mukan_ LagosPhoto Foundation Brand Director, Steve Evans_ CEO Etisalat Nigeria, Azu Nwagbogu_ Director LagosPhoto Foundation, Joseph Gergel_ Curator LPF at the LP 2013 Press Conference

 

 
LagosPhoto 2013 Planned Activities:

 

 
LagosPhoto Foundation Fundraiser
July 13, 2013 at 8 PM
Lantana Hall, Eko Hotel & Suites, Ademola Adetokunbo, Victoria Island, Lagos.
For information on purchasing tickets, please contact:
Evelyn Aluede at ealuede@lagosphotofestival.com
Sijuade Sanni at ssanni@lagosphotofestival.com

 

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World Press Photo Opening Exhibition
October 18 – November 7, 2013
Escalator Entrance, Eko Hotel & Suites, Ademola Adetokunbo, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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LagosPhoto Festival Grand Opening Exhibition
October 26 – November 16, 2013
Art21, Eko Hotel & Suites, Ademola Adetokunbo, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Additional select venues throughout the city with receptions during the Opening Week.
Etisalat Photography Competition
In its bid to nurture and develop emerging photographic talent in Nigeria, Etisalat and LagosPhoto  2013 present the Etisalat Photography Competition themed The Megacity, where interested emerging  photographers are required to capture the city of Lagos in their own unique visual language. Entries are  now being received at etisalat@lagosphotofestival.com.
Submission Dates
Call for Entries Open – July 5, 2013
Call for Entries Deadline – August 31, 2013LagosPhoto Mobile App

 

Photo Credit: NICK HAGEN

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