Lagos Photo Festival begins on 9 October. The theme this year is What Next Africa – Hidden Stories. The main exhibition of the festival features images by 41 photographers.
Now in its second edition the festival is organised by the African Artists’ Foundation and is sponsored by the telecommunications company Etisalat and the cultural academies and institutes of the European Union working in Nigeria.
It is designed to promote not only new and unusual images of Africa and the city of Lagos in particular but also to encourage amateur and young photographers to work alongside established professionals.
The festival continues for most of October with photo walks, photo workshops and fashion photography. The opening ceremony is at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island and then continues at other venues throughout the city.