The 8th edition of the LagosPhoto Festival themed Regimes of Truth is only 2 days away, holding from the 25th November – 15th December 2017.

This year’s LagosPhoto encompasses an engaging programme of events with cultural and artistic gains. Exhibitions of finely curated works of photography from the African continent and the diaspora, large-scale and performative installations dotted around iconic public spaces in Lagos, as well as artists’ presentations, workshops, and the likes.

“No Touch Am” by Osborne Macharia

Regimes of Truth is expansively experiential in scope, transforming attendees from spectators to an integral part of the festival’s landscape. Apart from Fosso’s Black Pope whose series delves into the politics of religion and explores the often shied away reflections on religion in Africa, LagosPhoto will debut a number of new works, some produced on commission in partnership with LagosPhoto like Osborne Macharia’s No Touch Am 2017, Leonce Raphael Agbodgelou’s Love and Fear Woman 2017 and Cristina De Middel’s Unknown Soldier 2017. Cristina de Middel pays tribute to the resilience and the power of feminism paying homage to Fumilayo Kuti by referencing the tragic military invasion of Fela’s home, Kalakuta Republic exactly 40 years ago.

Exploring 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, Regimes of Truth thus ruminates on the tension and confluence between veracity and artifice in society today.

“La Trahison des Images” by Justine Tjallinks

Here’s the full list of all the photographers that will be exhibiting at this year’s festival.

  • Lubabetu Abubakar -Nigeria
  • Logor – Nigeria
  • Mohammed Althoum – Sudan
  • Bas Losekoot – Netherlands
  • Bruno Barbey – Morocco/France
  • Joel Lukhovoi – Kenya
  • Alun Be – Senegal
  • Osborne Macharia – Kenya
  • François Beaurain – France
  • Andrew Mageto – Kenya
  • Jody Brand – South Africa
  • David Magnusson – Sweden
  • Owanto Berger – Spain
  • Giya Makondo-Wills – South Africa/UK
  • Joana Choumali – Cote d’Ivoire
  • Leakey Nduati – Kenya
  • Cristina De Middel – Spain
  • Ruth Ossai – Nigeria/UK
  • Medina Dugger – USA
  • Eloghosa Osunde – Nigeria/USA
  • Kadara Enyeasi – Nigeria
  • Lorena Ros – Spain
  • Jan Hoek – Netherlands
  • Stephen Tayo – Nigeria
  • Nadine Ijewere – Nigeria/UK
  • Justine Tjallinks – Netherlands
  • Seye Isikalu – Nigeria/UK
  • Kadir van Lohuizen – Netherlands
  • Ivan Forde – USA
  • Dagmar van Weeghel – Netherlands
  • Samuel Fosso – Cameroon
  • Sarah Waiswa – Uganda/Kenya
  • Keyezua – Angola
  • Amina Zoubir – Algeria
  • Francis Kokoroko – Ghana
  • Nicola Lo Calzo – Italy
  • Raphael Leonce Agbodgelou – Benin

Through their works, LagosPhoto Festival 2017 will articulate how photography embodies the cohesion, as well as the juxtaposition of truth and reality in contemporary society.