These are just a small selection of the powerful images from the Lagos Photo Festival in Nigeria. The exhibition looks at many subjects, ideas and topics such as  African identity, beauty, power and culture.

‘Launched in 2010, LagosPhoto is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria. In a month-long festival, events include exhibitions, workshops, artist presentations, discussions 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. LagosPhoto 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





Here are some of the pictures- there are lots more to see online in the exhibitions

To see more of the images go to http://www.lagosphotofestival.com/exhibitors
Let us know your thoughts
Which image did you like the best?
What is your identity?
Do any of these images make you feel empowered or uncomfortable?
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Antoine Allen
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