THIS IS NOT LAGOS: A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION ON TRAVEL AND TOURISM
Recently, travel and tourism company, Countless Miles organised This Is Not Lagos, a travel and art exhibition at Miliki. It featured 6 talented Nigerian photographers; Hakeem Salaam, Aisha Augie-Kuta, Adeola Olagunju, Enefaa Thomas, Andrew Esiebo and Zemaye Okediji who all showcased 26 exciting images documenting, various destinations across 14 states in Nigeria to inspire viewers to seek and embrace experiential travel. One of the curators Moni Baruwa gave more insight about their inaugural exhibition.
What was the criteria for choosing the photographers and the photographs?
The goal of the exhibition was to inspire travel by visually taking people on a journey to the 14 destinations highlighted. With that in mind, we looked for photographers who had captured the destination experiences in a way that is visually appealing to viewers. We wanted to show images that captured the essence of tourism and travel outside of the typical, to include beautiful landscapes and views, monuments and history, festivals and culture, and adventure and activities. During the planning phase, it was hard to find photographers who had captured places within Nigeria that fit our theme because most photographers in Nigeria focus on photojournalism.
Visitors at the exhibition. Image credit: Countless Miles.
Zemaye Okediji. Image credit: Pink Network
Adeola Olagunju Image credit: AdeolaOlagunju.com
Idanre Hills Ondo state. Image credit: Adeola Olagunju/Countless Miles
Was the intention to win more business for your company, promote the photographers, or both?
Aisha Augie-Kuta Image credit: Youtube
Horse Durbar Zaria, Kaduna state. Image credit: Aisha Augie-Kuta/Countless Miles
Did you achieve your aim and do you think people will travel to those places after seeing the photos?
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