LagosPhoto Festival is back for another year on October 24. Check out these four photographers that will be exhibiting this year! 

Willy Verse

Toronto-based artist Willy Verse takes on the big, scary elephant that is cultural appropriation in his new series Whiteshadows.

He explains, ‘every participant of said conversation has an opinion on what it means to ‘borrow’ from another culture. Within this, I feel there is a much deeper conversation to be had about borrowing, for the sake of advancement, or borrowing, for the sake of taking ownership.’

Pretty abstract stuff!

Follow Willy on Instagram at @willyverse

Andrea Keyezua

Andrea Keyezua is an Angolan digital artist and graduate from the Royal Academy of Arts, Netherlands.  She tackles the tough topic of FGM in her collaged artworks titled Stone Orgasms.

Stone Organisms, Andrea Keyezua

‘The cruel manipulation of the body is resembled in the portrait collages. Body parts are turned into self destructive stones, mirroring the lack of feeling or capacity to enjoy sexuality.’

Follow Andrea on Instagram @artbykeyezua

Owise Abuzaid

Dreamy and mystical photography from Owise Abuzaid takes you into his world. His project Yellow Shirt will be on display at LagosPhoto: a mapped documentation of his favourite t-shirt across Cairo.

Untitled, Owise Abuzaid

He elaborated on the project, ‘it all started as a hunt for interesting compositions in the streets of Cairo using an element as easy to handle and as eye-catching as the yellow shirt.’

Yellow Shirt, Owise Abuzaid

Follow Owise on Instagram @owiseabuzaid

Émilie Régnier

I love the composition of Haitian-Canadian photographer’s work.

Portrait of Sister Catherine Dacko, Kati, Mali, Émilie Régnier

I particularly like the Passport West Africa series. Honest and direct photography with mainly women as the subject.

Portrait of Fatoumata Traore, Bamako, Mali, Émilie Régnier

Follow Émilie on Instagram @em.regnier

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