Louise Fedotov-Clements, Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival and Artistic Director at QUAD, Derby will be visiting cultural programmes in Lagos, Nigeria and presenting at a couple of events including:
LagosPhoto Festival which is about to begin its 10th edition opening on the 27th October in Lagos, Nigeria curated around the theme “PASSPORTS”. We live in a globalised reality where ideas and words can travel freely and distances are virtually nullified, but when the cosmopolitan existence shifts on the physical plane, the unfair condition of possessing a privileged passport becomes evident. As a tool that allowed ports to be “passed through” by maintaining a connection with the country of origin, it has increasingly become a political tool to prevent movement. We live in a world where a fixed and limited vision of national identity prevents us from living experiences of free mobility outside of digital space.
This edition will also be a laboratory of ideas: the artists have been invited to experiment with sustainable alternatives and propose new categories for an international document that leaves room for diversity and an idea of fluid identity that can be constantly changed. The festival itself represents a moment of aggregation and sharing that goes beyond borders, linguistic barriers and cultural differences, to the point of having generated a community and a networks of relationships that last for life.
Get your own LagosPhoto Official Passport here: https://tinyurl.com/yylxtq3l
SUNDAY OCTOBER 27TH
10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Portfolio Review Award
African Artists’ Foundation, 3b Isiola Oyekan Close, Off Adeleke Adedoyin Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
The LagosPhoto Portfolio Review is a staple of the annual festival, where participating photographers are available to give advice and feedback to emerging photographers. Each portfolio is reviewed individually by leading practitioners in the field of photography.
Meet Jury Member Louise Fedotov-Clements, Director FORMAT International Photography Festival/Artistic Director QUAD, and guests.
MONDAY OCTOBER 28TH
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | LagosPhoto Panel Discussion
SHIFTING BEYOND IDENTITY. IS IT TIME?
Alliance Francaise, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Featuring Louise Fedotov-Clements, Director FORMAT International Photography Festival/Artistic Director QUAD, and guests.
She will also be attending the Lagos Biennale – HOW TO BUILD A LAGOON WITH JUST, A BOTTLE OF WINE? running from 26 October – 30 November 2019. https://www.lagos-biennial.org/
Follow her journey on our HTE Instagram on @herethereeverywhere8