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“Ground State: Fellowship Within the Uncanny” / LagosPhoto Festival 2023 
Nigeria and the Republic of Benin
25 October – 31 December 2023.

East Wing is delighted to have collaborated with LagosPhoto Festival 2023 in presenting six East Wing artists for their 14th Edition, titled ‘Ground State: Fellowship within the Uncanny.’ The festival was co-curated by Peggy Sue Amison, the Artistic Director of East Wing, along with Azu Nwagbogu, Founder and Director of the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF). The featured artists include Wesaam Al-Badry, Arko Datto, Federico Estol, Christopher Iduma, Maija Tammi, and Phillip Toledano, showcasing an amazing series of exhibitions presented in Nigeria and the Republic of Benin across four different cities from October 25 to December 31, 2023.

East Wing Artists at the 14th Edition of LagosPhoto Festival

Images above from left – right:
©Maija Tammi, “One of Them is a Human,” © Wesaam Al-Badry, “Farmworkers,”  © Arko Datto, “Shunyo Raja,”  © Chris Iduma “Lagos: A History of Quietude,” © Federico Estoll, “Shine Heroes,” and © Phillip Toledano, “Another America.”

Launched in 2010, LagosPhoto is an international photography festival that offers a wide range of exhibitions, workshops, artist presentations, and public discussions. The festival’s goal is to reclaim public spaces and engage the general public with both African and international artists.

LagosPhoto aspires to establish a community for contemporary photography which unites local and international artists through images encapsulating individual experiences and identities from across all of Africa. The festival presents and educates about photography, embodying the exploration of historical and contemporary issues, the sharing of cultural practices, and the promotion of social programmes.  This year, Lagos Photo undertook the monumental task of organizing festival exhibitions and events in two countries — Nigeria and the Republic of Benin — across four different cities; Lagos, Cotonou, Ouidah, and Port Novo.

For more information visit their website.