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LagosPhoto is expanding its annual festival to create a year-round programme of exhibitions and workshops in Lagos, Nigeria.
LagosPhoto is expanding its annual festival to create a year-round programme of exhibitions and workshops in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Be a part of LagosPhoto's transformation as the festival builds an extended platform for exhibitions, artist residencies, workshops, and mentorships with leading local and international artists. LagosPhoto's "The Year of Photography" in 2015 cements a permanent presence for photography in Lagos as it expands its annual initiative, the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria, throughout the entire year. 

Why Now? 

Lagos is at the cusp of a cultural renaissance. Over the past two decades, the contemporary arts community in Nigeria has thrived. Artists are using photography to speak to new realities of Africa today and to contribute to the construction of Africa's global image. 

LagosPhoto began five years ago as a start-up initiative to develop the photographic community, attempting to fill in the gap of opportunities available for photographers to pursue their careers and develop their artistic practice. As LagosPhoto has developed its educational platform to reach a wide and diverse audience, it has cemented Lagos as a leading hub for creative expression. 

 THE YEAR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

At such a pivotal moment in Lagos' transition into a global arts centre, LagosPhoto expands to accommodate the excitement and energy of this emerging generation of photographers in Nigeria by extending its projects throughout the year outside of the month-long duration of the festival. As the festival outgrows its month-long annual presentation to encompass a comprehensive and permanent educational platform, LagosPhoto will present a ten-month initiative starting in January 2015, leading up to the sixth edition of LagosPhoto in October 2015. 

Programmes will include: 

- A series of solo exhibitions highlighting new work of participating local and international artists.

- A group thematic exhibition that explores the relationship between photography and design.

- Residencies for international artists to produce new photographic work in Lagos. 

- An intensive public programming initiative, including workshops, talks and extended mentorship for emerging photographers. 

The "Year of Photography" will allow renowned international and local photographers to interact with new audiences in the country, promoting quality artworks to the forefront of Nigerian culture. The initiative will also integrate the YECA (Youth Empowerment Through Contemporary Art) programme, which targets youth in public secondary schools in Lagos with courses in visual arts and photography, as participants in the expanded initiatives of LagosPhoto. 

ABOUT LAGOSPHOTO 

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 installations in congested public spaces in Lagos. LagosPhoto aims to provide a platform for the development and education of contemporary photography in Africa by establishing mentorships and cross-cultural collaborations with local and international artists. LagosPhoto presents photography as it is embodied in the exploration of historical and contemporary issues, the promotion of social programmes, and the reclaiming of public spaces. LagosPhoto 2014 includes 40 artists from 21 different countries.

Martin Parr conducts a portfolio review at LagosPhoto 2013.
Martin Parr conducts a portfolio review at LagosPhoto 2013.

THE REWARDS 

All supporters that donate over £10 and over will receive a LagosPhoto Bumper Sticker

Supporters who donate £25 and over will receive a LagosPhoto tote bag, sticker, and pen. 

Supporters who donate  £50 and over will receive the full LagosPhoto Merchandise kit, which includes a t-shirt, tote bag, sticker, and pen. 

All supporters who donate £75 and over will receive a special edition of the LagosPhoto 2014 poster, in a limited collectors printing of 500. 

All supporters who donate £125 and above will receive a copy of the LagosPhoto Five Year Anniversary Catalogue, documenting the past five editions of the festival. 

All supporters who donate £250 will receive a special edition image of Aisha Augie-Kuta's Material Culture, presented in LagosPhoto 2014, in an edition of 250. 40 x 60 cm. 

All supporters who donate  £500 will receive a special edition image of Cristina de Middel's This is What Hatred Did, presented in LagosPhoto 2014, in an edition of 100. 50 x 70 cm. 

Corporate support including  £1000 and £2500 allows for your brand to be represented as official supporters of LagosPhoto 2015 on all branding and communication. 

*This project has been selected by Art Basel's independent jury to be a part of the Art Basel Crowdfunding Initiative.

LagosPhoto. Be Inspired. 

Risks and challenges

While there are often times many obstacles in realizing projects in Lagos due to infrastructural challenges and logistical issues, LagosPhoto's dedicated team has had significant experience navigating these unexpected hindrances to make these projects flourish.

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    Special Edition print (1/250) of Aisha Augie Kuta's series "Material Culture", executed in Abuja, Nigeria and exhibited in LagosPhoto 2014. 40 x 60 cm.

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    Special Edition print (1/100) of Cristina de Middel's series "This is What Hatred Did", executed in Lagos, Nigeria and exhibited in LagosPhoto 2014.50 x 70 cm.

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    Corporate Supporter: Designation as Official Supporter of LagosPhoto 2015 on all communications.

    Special Edition print (1/100) of Cristina de Middel's series "This is What Hatred Did", executed in Lagos, Nigeria and exhibited in LagosPhoto 2014.

    Two copies of the LagosPhoto Five Year Anniversary catalogue, documenting the last five editions of LagosPhoto.

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    Corporate Sponsor: Designation as Official Partner of LagosPhoto 2015 on all communications

    Special Edition print (1/100) of Cristina de Middel's series "This is What Hatred Did", executed in Lagos, Nigeria and exhibited in LagosPhoto 2014.

    Two copies of the LagosPhoto Five Year Anniversary catalogue, documenting the last five editions of LagosPhoto.

    Limited Edition Poster (1/500) of LagosPhoto 2014.

    Full LagosPhoto Merchandise Kit.

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