“Regimes of Truth”: The 8th Edition of LagosPhoto Festival

Words by Carla Ingrasciotta
October 30, 2017

The 8th edition of the Lagos Photo festival, themed Regimes of Truth, is under the curatorship of the renowned fashion designer Duro Olowu. This edition explores the pursuit for and presentation of truth in contemporary society, gleaning inspiration from the writings of some of the 19th and 20th centuries’ most influential literary realists and intellectuals.

From the curator’s statement: “The 2017 edition of LagosPhoto Festival calls to reflect on these regimes of truths and beliefs, and the fading relevance of the quest for reality in our time. Contemporary photography is the new repository of the fading quest for reality, not by virtue of its supposed freedom, but because it embodies the synthesis and unmasks the contradictions of the knowledge society and its imperative for creativity. It is our point of interdependence and the most democratic tool for social engagement today in the sense that almost everyone can make pictures and share using smart phones.”

LagosPhoto 2017 Artists include:
Lubabetu Abubakar (Nigeria)
James Barnor (Ghana)
Joana Choumali (Ivory Coast)
Kadara Enyeasi (Nigeria)
Samuel Fosso (Cameroon)
Hassan Hajjaj (Morocco/UK)
Nicola Lo Calzo (Italy)
Bas Losekoot (Netherlands)
Mohau Modisakeng (South Africa)
Zanele Muholi (South Africa)
Marilyn Nance (USA)
Jackie Nickerson (USA)
Logor (Nigeria)
Ruth Ossai (Nigeria)
Leonce Raphael Agbodgelou (Benin)
Tabiso Sekgala (South Africa)
Daniele Tamagni (Italy)
Stephen Tayo (Nigeria)
Osaretin Ugiagbe (Nigeria/USA) Giya
Makondo-Wills (UK/South Africa)
Amina Zoubir (France/Algeria)
Liz Johnson Artur (Russia/Ghana)

Save the Date – Lago Photo 2017
24th November – 15th December 2017

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