Lagos Photo Festival (2010)
First International Art Festival of Photography in Nigeria
Lagos Photo Festival is the first international art festival of photography in Nigeria, launched in October 2010 and sponsored by Etisalat Nigeria (who have been the main sponsors since its inception). It is organised by the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) as part of an on-going project designed to use art in public spaces - "art reclaiming public spaces" - as a medium for increasing societal awareness. The festival includes workshops and classes for professional artists, art fairs and a series of indoor and outdoor exhibitions that run simultaneously throughout the festival period. The opening is marked by a month-long indoor exhibition at the Eko Hotel and Suites with over 1000 guests in attendance as well as outdoor exhibitions citywide. Lagos Photo is held annually and features emerging photographers alongside established photographers.