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Re-Imaging Futures: Legacy

Museum of Contemporary Art Lagos, Lagos 2/5 Idowo Ajao Street Ajao Estate, Anthony Village, Lagos, Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria
Start Date:
February 12, 2019
End Date:
February 12, 2019


Re-Imaging Futures: Legacy


The exhibition, Re-Imaging Futures: A Trans-Nigerian Conversation, on view at Nigerian Railway Corporation Yard, Yaba Lagos, features work of Depth of Field, a Nigerian photography collective founded in 2001 at the Bamako Photo Biennale. 

Re-Imaging Futures: Legacy brings together the photographers of Depth of Field to discuss the development of the collective alongside the history of photography in Nigeria. The group, working at a time when photography was scarcely accepted as an art in Nigeria, are crucial custodians of the history and trajectory of photography in Nigeria. The collective stands at the centre of a line of photographers in Nigeria connecting both with older photographers before them and with the younger generation whom they mentor today. 

Amaize Ojiekere
Emeka Okereke
Kelechi Amadi Obi
TY Bello
Uche James Iroha
Zaynab Odunsi

Journey through the history of photography in Nigeria (and Africa) through the eyes of members of the collective; learn about the influences that fuelled the collective before and after its formation; and about the works of members of the collective pre and post Depth of Field. 

Re-Imaging Futures: A Trans-Nigerian Conversation is the outcome of the Borders Within Trans-Nigerian Road Trip (2016 and 2017) an Initiative of Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organisation. The exhibition is organized by Innocent Ekejiuba and Yinka Elujoba. 

Innocent Ekejiuba is a project manager and art administrator with varying interests that include art, technology, social media, traditional journalism, educational reforms, and history. He is also a tech enthusiast, media analyst, literary critic, and a media advisor to Barnhouse Publishing, Roving Heights Book Distribution, Sankofa Initiative for Culture and Development, and Fourth Canvas Design Agency. Innocent is currently the Project Manager for Invisible Borders Trans-African Organisation. 

Yinka Elujoba is a Nigerian writer and art critic currently finishing up an MFA in Art Writing at the School of Visual Arts, New York. His texts have been published in different journals, magazines and exhibition catalogues and have also been part of exhibitions at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and Krakow, Poland. He is currently the Director of Publications at Invisible Borders Trans-African Organization. 

Image: Emeka Okereke, Lugards Rest House I, 2016, Lokoja, Nigeria