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Everywhere you go in Nigeria, this is the common phrase of the time. A country struggling with its desires for the shiny flash and sleek lines of 21st-century modernity, glimpsed through Instagram and cable tv, juxtaposed with the reality ‘on the ground’ – limited or failing infrastructure and a physical environment totally frayed at the edges.
A city like Lagos has always striven to expand towards the new instead of regenerating the old. In its wake, we are left with hollowed out infrastructure, abandoned building entire industrial zones become eerie dilapidated ghost towns. Whatever happened to Tinapa?

We shape our narratives by first understanding our current and past states of mind, documenting our realities to inform the framework of our future dreams. So we can hopefully move from a ‘managed’ state ‘ to a state of ‘considered engagement’

This series asks photographers to document the realities of these spaces left behind, whose empty corridors and broken windows tell the real story of the things we aspire.

“Looking at the Development and neglect of industries across the Country”.

NOTE: All works are to be submitted no later 11 pm on April 15th with a short (max100 words) description and a body of work in a PDF format(max 5 photographs taken on digital or film camera).
SUBMIT TO: submission@businessof

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The Business Of Photography Press Conference 2018

The business of photography press conference took place on the 6th of March, 2018 at GET Arena, Victoria Island, Lagos. The press conference started at 11:30 AM and ended at 12:40 PM. Present at the press conference were, Media houses, Photographers and a host of others. Panellists included  KOLA OSHALUSI – A photographer and also the Convener of the conference.  YETTY OGUNNUBI – CEO of YD Agency, in-charge of the PR for the Conference and the moderator of the Press Conference.  GINA AMAMA of A white space creative Agency.  EMMANUEL OYELEKE – Photographer.  ROSELINE  EKENIMOH – In charge of sponsorship for the BOP Conference.

The Convener of the conference, Kola Oshalusi spoke on how ‘’photography is more than just a side job, it’s a profession that can take care of people and their family expenses’’ which is the reason for the conference to help photographers monetize their craft.  Emmanuel Oyeleke , one of the panelist, spoke on the different fields of photography and the various opportunities yet to be explored by photographers in Nigeria he will as be facilitating at event in April.

The upcoming Business of Photography conference is an Insigna Media Initiative and is aimed at bringing Photographers, photography manufacturing and servicing companies as well as photography retail businesses together under one roof to discuss, learn, exhibit, sell and buy everything photography. The conference seeks to address the evolution of the photography sector from a business perspective. Facilitators such as KELECHI AMADI-OBI, TY BELLO, EMMAUANEL OYELEKE, CHRISTOPHER OPUTA, BAYO OMOBORIOWO and a host of others will be there to share from their wealth of experience.

The conference is scheduled to hold on the 24th of April, 2018. From 9 AM to 9 PM at Landmark Center. Plot 2&3, Water Corporation road, Victoria Island Annex, Eti-osa, Oniru, Lagos.  It promises to be an exciting and engaging event as there are lots of activities planned for the day.