The aim of this photography portfolio - which fuses staged studio and street portraiture and recent newspaper headlines (scans, photos and a couple of screen-grabs) – is to explore, investigate and subvert some of the defining feature of memes.
Moreover, the photography portfolio is part of a broader art project, E Go Better?, exploring protest as an art form by using Social Media and Installation Art, including Video, Sound and Photography (GIF and Printed). The underlying idea is to question the effectiveness of ‘virtual’ protest by investigating the possibilities that modern technology present to ordinary people (in this context, Nigerians) to make their voices heard vis-a-vis the government and other authorities.
The photos also appears as Prints.
“Of Innocence, Of Beauty” is an on-going animated gif project to be made from images featuring portraits of children from disadvantaged areas in different parts of the world. The project strives to documents the current condition of existence of children in a highly globalized world, with the ever evolving New Media and Technology, with challenges such as social exclusion. The project strives to investigate the idea of disadvantaged communities around the world and how that can be very relative and varied in the 21st century.