Blog Review Week 8
This week I switched up my bog review and found an article written by Diane Smyth about the 9th Annual Lagos Photo Festival. The theme is Time Has Gone it has works from 22 artists around the world. Some artists said to appear are “Olu Olatunde, who’s from Nigeria; Mary Evans (Nigeria/UK); Alfredo Jaar (Chile); and Emmanuelle Andrianjafy (Madagascar); LagosPhoto has been curated by Eva Barois De Caevel, Wunika Mukan, Charlotte Langhorst, and Valentine Umansky.” (Smyth) Along with photography the festival will also include a number of photoshopped works. In addition to the festival there is also an award up for grabs, it includes; “a mentorship programme for emerging women photographers from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Senegal, Sierre Leone, and the UK. This workshop is organised by Fast Forward, an international research programme based at University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, UK, and will include academics, photographers, and curators from institutions such as Tate Modern and Centre Pompidou. In addition, LagosPhoto will include a photography workshop run in partnership with Canon, and a portfolio review run in partnership with Canon and with National Geographic. The portfolio review is open to photographers from across Africa, and one photographer picked out from it will be awarded $5000.” Overall I thought this was worth writing my blog post about considering I took African Art last semester with Dr. Ryan and we learned about how relatively new photography is in African art. To see this medium of art flourishing there is very exciting.