by Wilfred Okiche
Thursday, 2, February 2011, photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo’s will hold his debut exhibition in Sub-saharan Africa at the popular arts and culture centre, Terrakulture.
‘The Mask’ is a one day display of twenty photographic works taken in celebration of the mystery of the human mind and face.
Inspired by Lakin’s yearning to use photography as a medium to foster discussion on the subject of our oneness regardless of tribe, status, creed or gender, The Mask explores notions of visualization and impressions using the face behind the mask.
Lakin’s subjects are ordinary people as well as public figures. Some of his popular subjects include the first lady of Lagos, Mrs Abimbola Fashola, Funmi Iyanda, Pastor Femi Paul and popular singer Omawumi.