Call for Entries

LagosPhoto20: Home Museum

LagosPhoto20, Lagos, Nigeria

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020
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An initiative by LagosPhoto20, calls for entries to create the first online Home Museum. No professional camera is required, a smartphone is fine. The idea is to “shine your eyes” on our homes as if they were museums.

Azu Nwagbogu, Director of LagosPhoto explains the idea behind it: “As we go about our busy lives, we often forget the small things worth preserving – what we are calling “objects of virtue” – objects that are important to each person, family and home. Some treasures we use everyday, some we keep, some we hold close, some we lose, and some are simply forgotten and not preserved at all. For example, a watch passed down from a father to his child, an ibeji doll, a piece of woven cloth from our grandmother, an old photograph or newspaper cut-out, a souvenir from the last city we visited, the first mobile phone we owned, or a medal won at a sports competition. All these evoke memories and tell stories about our culture and history in ways we don’t always recognise.”.

To participate, all you need to do is photograph a personal selection of these “objects of virtue” and email these images (between 6 -12 max) to

homemuseum@lagosphotofestival.com

Please write your name, age, contact information, and a short description of these objects and why they are important to you and your family.

During LagosPhoto20, your own “Home Museum” will be exhibited online.

Deadline for submission is 31st July 2020.

If you need to know more, please write to info@afrcanartists.org or visit lagosphotofestival.com

 

 

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