Lagos Photo Festival

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As the second fastest growing city in Africa, Lagos is teeming with creative energy—especially in the visual arts. The city is home to one of the world’s largest film industries and now Azu Nwagbogu intends to add photography to city’s character with the Lagos Photo Festival. Showing work from local, African and global artists, the exhibit focuses on work in Nigeria and the continent without ever limiting its scope. As Nwagbogu explains, “The idea was to show in Africa, in Lagos, work being done here by amazing talents, regardless of their nationality.” Along with exhibitions the festival coordinated workshops, lectures, screenings and open exhibitions to nurture local talent and interest in the medium.