LagosPhoto is the first and only international photography festival in Nigeria launched in October 2010 in Lagos, Nigeria. Photos are directed to highlighting the stories of Africa not commonly covered by press, images provided by national and international Photographers; are exhibited publicly both in indoor and outdoor spaces
LagosPhoto is a month long Festival with the grand opening ceremony on 22nd October. This exhibition is open to the public.
The Festival’s Artistic Director and creative team define the theme each year.
There will be LagosPhoto merchandise available for sale such as:
While LagosPhoto is not a commercially-centered fair, should you be interested in usage rights or purchasing images from a previous edition, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help facilitate contact with the artist.
Yes, there will be another Party in the Park this year.
There will be no Photo Walk this year.
There will be workshops for interested photographers facilitated by professional photographers. Each workshop is announced on both LagosPhoto website and social media platforms. For further information on schedules and programmes check the workshop section.
Selected professional LagosPhoto photographers will share their knowledge in workshops with different themes and objectives.
Depending on the duration of the workshop, the fees vary. For further information on the workshops please check the LagosPhoto website.
There will be no accommodation provided by LagosPhoto during the workshops.
As in the previous years, there will be an amateur photography competition.
The LagosPhoto amateur photography competition (Etisalat Photography Competition) will be presented to public in the LagosPhoto exhibition space at the Eko Hotel & Suites.
An official announcement will be released via different media, explaining how to take part, providing convenient access to all.
LagosPhoto is an international photography festival held in Lagos. For this reason both international and national professional photographers are part of the festival.
The focus on professional artists is important for just one part of the exhibition. There are several side exhibitions and competitions along the professional exhibition that focus on emerging photographers.
All workshops hosted at the time of LagosPhoto Festival are open to all interested photographers. The professional photographers are eager and willing to advise emerging photographers.
LagosPhoto is a unique artistic event and platform; ticket sales for such events are common worldwide. Proceeds from ticket sales and the auction go towards running the festival and providing workshops and seminars for local artists.
The preview is dedicated to the photographers, press and to LagosPhoto sponsors and friends who through their generous support, help to make this event possible.
To become a Friend of LagosPhoto requires a donation. For more information please contact email@example.com.
The Festival's aim is to bring art to public spaces and increase the awareness of art in society. Furthermore LagosPhoto wishes to support and encourage emerging photographers to improve their skills and ability to become professional photographers.
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Yes, as an NGO based in Lagos, Nigeria, it is important for us to work with local companies in organising and implementing LagosPhoto Festival.