This New Short Doc Follows Chi Modu Taking His Art to the People In His Homecoming Exhibition
Revisit the legendary Nigerian-American photographer's experience engaging with Nigerian youth during his Lagos exhibition 'Uncategorized' with this visual from Melanin Unscripted.
Before 2018 wrapped up, Nigerian-American photographer Chi Modu teamed up with Amarachi Nwosu's Melanin Unscripted and Budweiser's music platform BUD X to engage with Nigerian youth and present his iconic work in the 'Uncategorized Photo Exhibition and Workshop.' We can now relive his experience through this new mini-doc by Nwosu's platform.
The visual short, titled Chi Modu: The Eye of the Golden Era, is full of Modu's iconic work and new images he captured while exploring the streets of Lagos. Throughout the montage, he narrates and reflects on his dual upbringing and why he strongly believed in returning home.
"Growing up in both worlds; growing up in America, and being Nigerian, it gives you a different perspective," he continues in the clip. "When you're young, you want to assimilate to the culture where you're living. But as you get older, you start to appreciate the fact that you have both worlds."
"The concept around Uncategorized was taking the art to the people. Present your work directly to the people, let the people decide."
Watch the doc below.
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