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Re-imaging Futures: A Trans-Nigerian Conversation
Public Program - Lagos
Re-Imaging Futures: Legacy

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Museum Of Contemporary Art, Lagos 2/5 Idowo Ajao Street, Ajao Estate, Anthony Village, Lagos, Nigeria.


Journey through the history of photography in Nigeria (and Africa) through the eyes of members of the collective; learn about the influences that fuelled the collective before and after its formation; and about the works of members of the collective pre and post Depth of Field.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP Here.

Emeka Okereke, Lugards Rest House I, 2016, Lokoja, Nigeria
The exhibition, Re-Imaging Futures: A Trans-Nigerian Conversation, on view at Nigerian Railway Corporation Yard, Yaba Lagos, features work of Depth of Field, a Nigerian photography collective founded in 2001 at the Bamako Photo Biennale.

Re-Imaging Futures: Legacy brings together the photographers of Depth of Field to discuss the development of the collective alongside the history of photography in Nigeria. The group, working at a time when photography was scarcely accepted as an art in Nigeria, are crucial custodians of the history and trajectory of photography in Nigeria. The collective stands at the centre of a line of photographers in Nigeria connecting both with older photographers before them and with the younger generation whom they mentor today.

Re-Imaging Futures: A Trans-Nigerian Conversation is the outcome of the Borders Within Trans-Nigerian Road Trip (2016 and 2017) an Initiative of Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organisation.

Panelists:
Amaize Ojiekere
Emeka Okereke
Kelechi Amadi Obi
TY Bello
Uche James Iroha
Zaynab Odunsi




Zaynab O. Odunsi has been a photography lecturer at Dar Al Hekma university in Saudi Arabia for almost 12 years. She graduated with an MA in Photography from UAL where she worked on a series of images tackling the topic “stereotypes of masculinity in post colonial west Africa: Nigeria in Focus”. She was a participant on the first leg of the road trip Invisible Borders; Borders Within where she continued to explore her interests in the portrayal of men in West Africa by African photographers. She’s a member of DOF the Nigerian photographic collective, founder of the Hekayat Ashara photography a community based project in Jeddah and runs her own newborn photography business.

Innocent Ekejiuba is a project manager and art administrator with varying interests that include art, technology, social media, traditional journalism, educational reforms, and history. He is also a tech enthusiast, media analyst, literary critic, and a media advisor to Barnhouse Publishing, Roving Heights Book Distribution, Sankofa Initiative for Culture and Development, and Fourth Canvas Design Agency. Innocent is currently the Project Manager for Invisible Borders Trans-African Organisation.

Yinka Elujoba is a Nigerian writer and art critic currently finishing up an MFA in Art Writing at the School of Visual Arts, New York. His texts have been published in different journals, magazines and exhibition catalogues and have also been part of exhibitions at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and Krakow, Poland. He is currently the Director of Publications at Invisible Borders Trans-African Organization.

apexart’s program supporters past and present include The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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