LagosPhoto Foundation Presents the World Press Photo Exhibition 2014 sponsored by Etisalat Nigeria Plc.
LagosPhoto Foundation is pleased to announce the grand opening of the prestigious World Press Photo Exhibition on July 4th at Freedom Park, Hospital Road, Lagos, from 6pm. The exhibition will run from Friday, July 4 – Friday, July 23, 2014.
Programme of Events
- Young Lens – July 12th, 10am – 1pm (For Community Secondary School (YECA) & Vivian Fowler students) Youth Empowerment Through Contemporary Art is a mentorship program targeting the youth population in communities in Lagos through art courses, mentorship, and exhibition opportunities.
- TARUWA Night – July 15th, 7pm – 9pm
- Fotosoldiers – July 16th, 1pm – 3pm (Round Table Talk for Photojournalist)
- Untired Aged Lens – July 16th, 6pm
Founded in 1955 as an independent non profit organization based in the Netherlands; World Press Photo (WPP) is recognized as the word’s most prestigious contest for photojournalism and offers a rare and iconic snapshot of global issues and life around the world. Exhibited without censorship in 50 countries all over the world, the World Press Photo exhibition offers an international showcase for all of the competition’s prize-winning entries, and is considered by many to set a standard in the field of photojournalism.
Hosting World Press Photo in Lagos will provide a platform for professionals to network globally while generating wide public interest and appreciation for the work of photographers. Through numerous collaborations, the LagosPhoto Festival continues to provide a platform for the development of photographic talent through mentoring, workshops, and seminars.