We all love carnivals. Some images from the Lagos carnival 2014 and 2015.
Watch this space more carnivals to come...lol.
Documenting Performances across board.
Things are not quite so simple always as black and white.
~ Doris Lessing
I don't see the world completely in black and white. Sometimes I do.
~Benicio Del Toro
All photos © Goethe-Institut/Jeremiah Ikongio
City of Hustlers,
City of Strugglers,
City of Gangsters,
City of Real Stars
The Hustle, Bustle, Muscle, Tussle never stops...
This collection is a glimpse of the chaotic and ever busy City of Lagos.
Some portraits.. More to follow...
My take on this project is personal and visceral, roaming through Lagos city I am always on the lookout for gems, seemingly discarded in a rush to Modernize.
Lost in Lagos?
Contextualisation of abandonment, abandoned spaces and objects paralleled by overpopulation.
More to follow.
Who is afraid of the dark? The title is a play on the word Powerless - meaning to be helpless or to be without electricity. This project is foremost about documentation of the challenges and realities facing Africans in the present (with Nigeria as my focal point and electricity generation as my takeoff point) with the knowledge that as artists we have to observe and show to others so as to add our opinions as well as our part in adding to the discourse on topical issues in our societies.
On another layer it aims to show the resilience of Africans and how we would always evolve and adapt to new and severe challenges. And then to show that these challenges, especially in the power sector, needs to be surmounted to pave way for a future that is considerate, fair and just to all Africans, creating equal opportunities in the process.
This documentary project, based on sound and photography, aims to show the current state of the nation with the incessant and unpredictable power cuts, poor electricity distribution and conscious (and unconscious) disregard for climate change through photographs made during Periods of Power cuts in Lagos and Sound Art made from Small Power Generator noise.
see more >>>> POWER-LESS