Lagos Photo Festival 2016
By Oscar Ochiogu
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.
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 mentorship and collaborations with local and international artists.
The 2016 edition features thirty photographers from 17 different countries.
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.