An exhibition project by Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany, in collaboration with Goethe-Institut, Lagos, took place on Saturday at the old Federal Government Printing Press on Broad Street, Lagos Island, adjacent from the Freedom Park (aka Old Colonial Prisons).
It was, according to the organizers, an exhibition of German and Nigerian photography on Nigeria and Africa. The content of the exhibition bears out the theme – photos spanning pre- and immediately post-independent Nigeria (and a few other African nation-states). It was also well-attended by interested art curators and producers in Nigeria.
These are a few photos from the event, featuring works from Nigeria, Leipzig, Ghana, Hamburg, and Congo, among others. Notable names under the works include Rolf Gillhausen (1922-2004), Wolfgang Weber (1932-1983), Germaine Krull, Robert Lebeck, J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere (b. 1930), and Malick Sidibe.
The exhibition will be on from November 17 to December 1, 2013. 10am – 4pm (working days) and 12am-6pm (weekends).
Enjoy the photos.