Bridged Narratives Exhibition
Events around the exhibition:
Launch of AfroShoot (London,UK) 10//06/2016
Talk at The Africa Centre (London, UK) in collaboration with AWCABIG60 Whitespace (Lagos, Nigeria) 11/08/2016
Exhibition at 50Golborne (London, UK) from 13/08/2016 to 27/08/2016
Talk with Croydon Photography Forum (Croydon, UK) 13/09/2016
Seminar in partnership with Centre of African Studies, SOAS, University of London (UK) with photographer Alun Be 06/02/2017
Pop-up exhibition with Nooru Box at Wax a Wonderful World (Paris, France) 07/07/2017 & 08/07/2017
Alun [be] is a self-taught photographer whose captivating images distinguish themselves through profound expression in high contrast. Born in Dakar, Senegal, his diverse portraits have carved a niche suspended between his upbringing in France, the United States, and West Africa. Alun's art form is constantly evolving through personal projects focused on the human condition in public spaces, incited by his studies in San Francisco where he received his Master in architecture.
David Kwaw Mensah
"I grew up in front of the TV in the 1980's. Before I could speak I was learning to master the magic of cinema. In the bleak old years of Thatcherism and poverty at home I figured that the only thing that could save the world from nuclear destruction or worse were images.
In my teens, short stories and poetry were my food. I wrote, read, believed.
By the time I had began university, I was absolutely certain about my mission to change the world with images. But this time I was so much more aware of how. I was going to make movies. I was going to create moving images that would change people's hearts and move the age. Engaging with Art History and Film Studies at Middlesex University gave me the fuel to write scripts and train very briefly as a film director and then, eventually, to pick up a camera and develop my fascination with photographic stills.
When I started out the chief aims were to create images as if they were poems and to treat each photograph as if it were a movie. These two things have not changed and are certainly at the heart of every visual creation I have achieved.
So here I am still trying to change the world with images. The tools are different but the mission remains. It seems my devotion to the cause and my love of re shaping beauty with cameras and light will follow me into the grave."
David Kwaw Mensah
Photographer Logor Oluwamuyiwa was born in Lagos in July 1990. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computer and Information Science from the Lead City University, Ibadan in 2011.
Logor’s interest is to engage both eye and equipment to observe the unique human carnival in Lagos and the world around him by capturing people, things and narratives that are often overlooked, ignored or taken for granted. Thus, he is interested in ephemerality and the banal in connection to the things of the “real” that leads to the creation of stories were the audience or viewers can draw personal references.
Logor explores aspects of visual and digital archiving by showing and exposing the idiosyncrasies and aesthetics of the city in its true character and reflection. He is an advocate for positive and rich storytelling via the digital media as a tool for reorientation and pathways to new dialogue and knowledge acquisition.