Launched in 2010, LagosPhoto is the first 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.
Healing, mediation, Restitution” is the theme of this year’s LagosPhoto Festival and it signifies the compound journey
of restoring true African heritage, of identifying with an afrocentric spirit, the very essence of ownership.