Fashola Photographic Foundation (FPF) has partnered with the Lagos Photo Festival, a foremost international festival of photography to showcase winner of its yearly contest, Lagos-based budding photographer, Ebunoluwa Akinbo.
Tagged ‘The Passing of Time, Akinbo’s works is among works currently showing at the Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi. The official opening of the Festival was held at the Federal Government Press, 9 Broad Street, Lagos Island and runs from October 27 to November 15.
This year’s edition features works from over 20 photographers some of whom include Abosede George, Adji Dieye, Alfredo Jaar, Amanda Iheme, Emmanuel Andriana and Ismail Bahri.
Tipped as one of the emerging talents to watch out for, Akinbo has been singled out for her passion, her vision for eye-catching scenes and compelling narratives.
A statement by organizers of the visual fest said, “LagosPhoto is pleased to Partner with the Fashola Photographic Foundation to showcase a body of work shot by emerging Lagos based photographer Ebunoluwa Akinbo. Ebun combines her background in Sociology with photography to create visually compelling stories with strong narratives.”
“Time Has Gone”, the 9th edition of LagosPhoto Festival, explores the configurations by which the past, the present and the future interact within the photographic medium. Time will be approached from different angles, highlighting matters of momentum, documentation and preservation, taking into consideration the intimacy of stories as well as the breadth of the concept itself,” it added.
ABOUT FASHOLA PHOTOGRAPHIC FOUNDATION (FPF)
The Fashola Photographic Foundation was founded with the aim to support, promote and develop the art and technology of visual arts- photography, cinematography and videography in Nigeria. Programs lined up for community engagement each year include a series of contests for Emerging and Professional photographers, portfolio reviews, exhibitions and more to serve as platforms for participants to gain recognition in the region for their artistic and technical achievements. Other objectives include:
-To organize exhibitions, seminars, workshops and publications to raise awareness and develop critical thinking in contemporary photographic Art in Nigeria.
-To establish a resource centre of photographic related texts for consultation, research and documentation
-To establish a public database of photographers, photographic organizations and galleries in Nigeria
The foundation was founded in honour of the memory of Late Alhaji Ademola Fashola, himself a talented photographer and avid lover of the art form.