Fashola Photographic Foundation To Train 15 Photographers For Free

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Fashola Photographic Foundation with the aim to support, promote and develop the art and technology of visual arts- photography, cinematography and videography in Nigeria. The launch is set to hold on 5th August 2017 at the Banquet Hall, City Hall in Lagos.

In the run-up to the August launch, there will be a series of contests and workshops for emerging and professional photographers which are intended to raise awareness and develop critical thinking in contemporary photographic art in Nigeria. The week-long workshops, which include street photography, documentary-making and portraitures, will further provide a supportive and inspirational community where photographers of all levels can build confidence in their creative and technical skills.

The Fashola Photo workshop is an annual tuition-free professional workshop aimed at nurturing emerging talent from Nigeria. Each year, 15 participants will be selected from across the region to join us in Lagos, for an intensive week-long workshop conducted by international professional photographers who volunteer their time and expertise to be a part of this initiative.

The inaugural photo contest will be held annually and, based on selected themes, will provide a platform for participants to gain recognition for their artistic and technical achievements. The themes for this year, Dialogue with Nature and Nostalgia Portraits, discuss nature and periods in the past that cannot be forgotten. The Foundation is a befitting tribute to the late Alhaji Ademola Fashola by his children, as it celebrates their Father and his great love for Photography.

The dates are as follows:

Photo workshops: July 22 – 26, 2017

Foundation launch: August 5, 2017

For further details and support, please contact:

Winnie Okpapi



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