Photo Junctions with LagosPhoto, May 15-22, 2015 in Abuja
Photo Junctions with LagosPhoto
Date: May 15-22, 2015
Venue: Thought Pyramid Art Centre, 18 Libreville Street, off Aminu Kano Cescent, Wuse II, Abuja, FCT)
Photo Junctions with LagosPhoto is a week-long event organised by the embassies of France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands, the Thought Pyramid Art Centre and in partnership with LagosPhoto Festival. The aim of this intitiative is to promote international photography in Abuja and to provide local photographers an opportunity to exchange their visions and photographs also with foreign photographers. Three facilitators from France, Spain and The Netherlands will be in Abuja for a few days to give workshops. The event will also host three different photo exhibitions (two at the Thought Pyramid Gallery and one at the French Institute) and two talks based on the topic “The Journey” by the Nigerian photographers Aisha Augie-Kuta and Tom Saater.
While the workshops will be restricted to a list of selected participants, the opening, talks and closing event will be open to the general public.
The photo exhibitions will include selected pictures from the Masterclass Exhibition, the outcome of a three-week workshop held in October 2014 at the Goethe-Institute Lagos and facilitated by acclaimed photographers Akinbode Akinbiyi and Uche Okpa-Iroha.
Photo Junctions [pdf, 4,402.25k]
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Trio Ivoire in Nigeria
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Agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2015, trAIDe
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Lagos State Climate Change Summit
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G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Lübeck
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Award of certificates to trainers of the Dual Vocational Partnership with Nigeria
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German News Service
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Ambassador Zenner in The Sun
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Nigerian Development Bank
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International Competition on Planetary Urbanism
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Inauguration of Hybrid Solar Plant at NAPTIN’s Regional Training Centre
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National Capacity Building Workshop in Abuja
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Renewable Energy Events
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Nachfolgend finden Sie das Interview in englischer Sprache mit einem Vorwort des Abuja Inquirer.
Interview with Abuja Inquirer
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Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa