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Okayafrica's Top 10 LagosPhotos

Okayafrica picks out the 10 most striking images on display at LagosPhoto 2014.

Nigeria's first and only international festival of photography, LagosPhoto, kicked off this past weekend in Victoria Island featuring the work of forty local and international artists from over twenty countries. For the fifth year in a row, the series welcomes the work of photographers who offer an alternative to what festival founder Azu Nwagbogu once identified as the dominant "Afro-Pessimistic" narrative of suffering and abject poverty usually portrayed in Western media. This year's theme is Staging Reality: Documenting Fiction, which according to LagosPhoto, "examines contemporary photographers working in Africa that toe the line between photography and truth, incorporating conceptual practices and performative strategies that expand traditional photographic approaches and techniques."

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