Art Bridge Project in collaboration with Art Twenty One is pleased to announce an open call for photographers of all genres entitled #LensUnveiled – a free Photography Portfolio Review. The review will be led by photographers Abraham Oghobase and Medina Dugger.
Lens Unveiled aims to unravel the components of a photographic lens, viewing the lens as the photographer’s third eye and window to mystery. As an integral part of the camera and human structure, the lens either modifies or alienates our vision.
The camera is device of dependence; it makes real what one is experiencing, ensuring it doesn’t fade. Photography has become one of the principal tools or devices for experiencing something or giving an appearance of participation. Our very sense of situation is articulated by the camera’s intervention, as we document sequences of consumption.
Photography is beyond focusing your lens on a subject and executing a shot. In the process of stilling moments – telling stories, photography mirrors reality and distorts preconceived notions. It provides most of the knowledge people have about the past and the reach of the present. Photography supplies the presence of ghostly traces and gives people an imaginary possession of a past that is unreal, aiding in possession of the space in which are they are insecure.
Irrespective of the genre of photography, the end result (i.e image captured) should sufficiently stand still; commanding authority, interest and seductiveness. Images are a form of immortality, prolonging the existence of the subject or event captured. Most photographers produce great images but lack a sense of direction and visual language in their work.
Kindly send Sample Images of Photographic Work with project description, and a brief introduction about yourself – to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visual Presentation of photographic works and Videography is also allowed.
SELECTION WILL BE DONE BY THE DIRECTOR OF ART TWENTY ONE.
The review is limited to 20 participants.
Date: Saturday, 30th June, 2018.
Time: 11AM prompt
ABOUT ABRAHAM OGHOBASE
Abraham Onoriode Oghobase was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1979. He studied at the Yaba College of Technology’s School of Art, Design and Printing in Lagos, majoring in photography. Understudying Nigerian painter and photographer Deji Ajose and the acclaimed sculptor and photographer Uche James Iroha, Oghobase received further mentorship in the early stages of his career from French-Algerian photographer Bruno Boudjelal.
A quest for the purpose of existence has led Oghobase to a unique form of art, as he explores issues relating to human emotions and identity against specific socio-economic backdrops, often using himself as material for his performance-based work. His photography has been exhibited in his home country of Nigeria and across Africa and Europe. Oghobase’s work is also part of private collections, including the KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland.
ABOUT MEDINA DUGGER
Medina Dugger is an art photographer from California, based in Lagos, Nigeria. Through collage and photography, her work seeks to avoid the conventionally held singular, bleak perspective of Nigeria and Africa. Instead, she examines ignored narratives, delving into themes both contemporary and timeless such as tradition, modernity, imagination, truth, identity, globalization, fashion, style, performance and space. Her photographic work has been featured in CNN Africa, De Volkskrant, Dazed, Refinery 29, Design Indaba, Marie Claire SA, Konbini, Infringe, Heaps Magazine, Ours Magazine, Guernica and Art Base Africa.