Interview: Lagos Photo Festival Founder Combats Afro-Pessimism
Peep this inspiring interview in Guernica Magazine with Lagos Photo Festival founder Azu Nwagbogu. The photo festival is aimed at "representing African sensibilities" and comes at a time when photography is an emerging medium on the continent. Nwagbogu talks about the categorization of art as "African" in the west saying, "I don’t think it’s important to categorize work based on the country of birth of the photographer. It creates unnecessary dialogue with the work." It's an interesting ideology that we can't disagree with. Be sure to read the full interview here.