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African Popular Cultures

LagosPhoto Festival

Oct 25 – Nov 26 2014, Lagos, Nigeria

LagosPhoto Festival, launched in 2010, is the only international photography festival in Nigeria. This year’s theme Staging Reality, Documenting Fiction is presented in works of forty contemporary photographers from 21 African countries (see all exhibitors here).

While photography has historically been positioned as a “window to the world”, with an immediate and tangible relationship to its subject matter, many contemporary artists working on the continent incorporate image-based strategies that move beyond the confines of the photojournalistic gaze and produce works that negotiate the complex social and political concerns that define a new Africa in the twenty-first century. They explore how the ubiquity of images plays a vital role in how reality is constructed and understood.

The programme includes workshops, exhibitions, artist presentations, debates as well as outdoor installations indifferent public spaces in Lagos.

By incorporating genres such as staged narratives, performance…

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