Pictures from Sights and sensations at Etisalat, Lagos Photo grand opening




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Held at the Ocean View in Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, the Grand Opening inaugurated the fourth edition of the LagosPhoto Festival, themed The Megacity and the Non-City. This years theme explored two sides of Lagos which showed how developments in Africas urban centres and technology changes have transformed the Lagosians sense of place in a globally connected world.



Sponsored by Etisalat Nigeria, entries portraying the theme were sent in by budding photographers. 26 photos were shortlisted for the competition, including entries by Adeniyi Ayodele (Untitled), Olakunmi Agbaje (Lekkoyi), Oluwatoni Omidiji (Floating Marina) and Omololu Omolayo (BRT State of Mind) and Ayodeji Adeogun (Ogba Fisher). Continue…



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The Grand Opening, which was opened to the general public, also featured exhibitions by Nigerias best photographers, alongside works by international photographers from over 15 countries. Participating artists included Nigerias Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Jelili Atiku, Adeola Olagunju, alongside Benin Republics Leonce Agbodjelou, Zimbabwes Kudzanai Chiurai, Cameroons Samuel Fasso, Italys Nicola Lo Calzo, Frances Patrick Willocq, Turkeys Ahmet Polat and Spains Critina de Middel. A sensational part of the night was the display of large scale outdoor prints.



The LagosPhoto Festival, which is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria, began in September.



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