Etisalat sponsors Lagos Photo Festival 2012

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Etisalat sponsors Lagos Photo Festival 2012

Etisalat Nigeria, in line with its commitment to promote the nation’s cultural heritage, has once again made known its support for the annual Lagos Photo Festival.

The Festival uses the power of photography to bring stories that address social issues in and around the country, as well as celebrating Lagos State, a melting pot for arts and culture in Nigeria.

Speaking at the press conference to kick off the 2012 Lagos Photo Festival, Chief Executive Officer Etisalat Nigeria, Steven Evans, said that Etisalat appreciates the importance of creating partnerships that bring new and exciting content to the market they operate in. ”We are pleased to be a part of this important project which is an identification of the growing arts and culture industry in Nigeria, and with this we want to further assure Nigerians that we at Etisalat are committed to being a part of new and exciting concepts that celebrate the Nigerian essence as a whole,” he said.

Head Public Relations of Lagos Photo, Zainab Ashadu, disclosed that the 2012 Lagos Photo Festival tagged ‘Seven Days in the Life of Lagos’, will be featuring twenty-one local and International photographers. She said: “This year’s edition is aimed at exploring and capturing the very essence of Lagos State, the energy and soul that make the city a unique place. With this we wish to encourage artists to capture the city of Lagos in their own unique visual language.”

The Lagos Photo Festival, currently in its third year, is organized by the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) and is a major photography festival in Nigeria. The AAF seeks to establish a community for contemporary photography, providing a platform for the development of photographic talent through mentoring, workshops and seminars. It also seeks to unite local and international artists through images that summarize individual experience, identities and beliefs from across the world.

This year’s edition will open with an indoor exhibition and grand opening ceremony on the 13th of October 2012 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island. There will be other indoor venues throughout the city, while the outdoor exhibition will open in early October 2012 at various landmark locations, including Falomo Roundabout, Muri Okunola Park, University of Lagos and the Oworonshoki – Alapere Median. The 2012 Festival is directed by Azu Nwagbogu, Caline Chagoury and Stanley Greene.

 



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