Eyes of A Lagos Boy rounds off on a successful note

Eyes of A Lagos Boy Photo Exhibition, which kicked off on the 20th, came to an end on the 27th of May 2017. Bringing a full week of stake holders and admirers of Arts /Photography together exchanging views, interacting and chatting the way forward to encourage young Africans to pick up a camera, travel and make Photography a career, way beyond just a hobby.

Maria Rodrigo (Manager ARL) , Prof Wole SOYINKA and Bolaji Alonge at the Eyes of A Lagos Boy Photo Exhibition (Photo by TOJ)

The Photo Exhibition, according to pundits is first of its kind. Pictures of our everyday lives, colors and Societal concerns from Nigeria, Egypt, The Netherlands, Oman, Germany, India, Turkey, Sweden and Underwater photos were showcased.

With Lemi Ghariokwu (The Artist behind Fela Anikulapo-kuti ‘s colorful albums) and Mallam Okwechime Abdul at the Eyes of A Lagos Boy Photo Exhibition (Photo by ARL)

“For me, the response from young photographers who turned up in large numbers and were inspired means a lot and quite encouraging”. The week-long Photo Exhibition, received Africa’s first Nobel Laureate (Literature), Professor Wole Soyinka who came visiting and went through all 27 Photos with rapt attention and suggested one of the photos will be good for his book.

With Ed Keazor and friends.. (Photos by ARL)

Eyes of A Lagos Boy Photo Exhibition is declared a resounding success in terms of the attention and response from the Nigerian and international audience giving birth to a brand that can only be a reference point to the arrival of the African youth to the world scene of documenting life.

Bolaji Alonge With guests at the Eyes of A Lagos Boy Photo Exhibition (Photo by ARL)

Eyes of A Lagos Boy is the beginning of series of Photo Exhibitions that will be taken around Nigeria, Africa and the world.

Bolaji Alonge

Information on further Exhibitions and Photos can be found in on www.awefirm.org Bolaji Alonge is the founder of ARL, awefirm.org

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