LAGOS PHOTO SERIES: Stanley Greene To Co-Produce LagosPhoto 2012 “Seven Days in the Life of Lagos”

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5-Time ‘World Press Photo’ Award Winner, Stanley Greene To Co-Produce LagosPhoto 2012 “Seven Days in the Life of Lagos”

LagosPhoto proudly presents the 3rd edition of the international LagosPhoto festival entitled ‘Seven Days in the Life of Lagos’ featuring 21 local and International photographers.

This year’s edition aims to explore and capture the very essence of the city, Lagos. The energy and soul that make the city such a unique place, captured by the most talented photographers working today, is the challenge ahead. Lagos is the creative and business hub of Nigeria, arguably even Africa, an urban megapolis with a high population density. The rate of change in the city is also rapidly evolving with improvements struggling to keep pace with the restlessness and innovation of the people.

Through our numerous collaborations, LagosPhoto continues to provide a platform for the development of photographic talent through mentoring, workshops and seminars. As one of the most respected photographers in the photo world, Stanley Greene, 2012’s Artistic Director, has a reputation for representing the world’s stories in the most visually stunning style combined with the philosophy of using photography to bear witness to the eternal struggle for social justice and human rights.

We wish to encourage artists to capture the city in their own unique visual language.  The images will lead to a book publication, ‘Lagos: Entropy Unchecked’ to be published after the festival.

The festival will open with an indoor exhibition and Grand Opening ceremony on the 13th of October 2012 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos and will include other indoor venues throughout the city.

The outdoor exhibitions will open early October 2012 at the Falomo roundabout, Muri Okunola Park, University of Lagos and the Oworonshoki-Alapere Median.

The 2012 Festival is directed by Azu Nwagbogu, Caline Chagoury and Stanley Greene.

Etisalat and Eko Hotel & Suites proudly sponsor LagosPhoto.

LagosPhoto Festival 2012 Planned Activities

LagosPhoto Photography Workshop, Maja Flink

African Artists’ Foundation HQ (9TH-11TH of July, 2012).

LagosPhoto Photography Workshop, Viviane Sassen (Dates to be confirmed, please check website regularly for news).

African Artists Foundation HQ

LagosPhoto Workshop, Delphine Buford (Mid August 2012).

African Artists’ Foundation HQ

2nd LagosPhoto Press Conference (11th of September, 2012 @1100).

Eko Hotel & Suites, Sky Lounge

LagosPhoto Foundation Fundraiser

Eko Hotel & Suites, Lantana Room (15th of September, 2012).

LagosPhoto ‘V.I.P’ Preview and Award ceremony

Eko Hotel & Suites, Escalator Entrance (12TH of October, 2012).

LagosPhoto Grand Opening event Exhibition

Eko Hotel & Suites, Escalator Entrance (13th of October, 2012), additional select venues throughout the city.

The Festival will also feature images from renowned NOOR agency photographers including Stanley Greene and Kadir van Lohuizen.

For more information contact us

Tel +234(0)1-745-0750

Email www.lagosphotofestival.com  |  www.africanartists.org

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