The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library presents
Anthony Obayomi, storyteller from Lagos, Nigeria who uses photography, filmmaking, and other storytelling techniques that combine art and technology in both traditional and experimental media:
“Art & Protest in Nigeria.”
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Obayomi’s documentary work is aimed at offering alternative perspectives to diverse audiences. He portrays people, society, and culture with the aim of fostering tolerance, mitigating stereotypes, questioning traditional opinions, and addressing issues of social justice. Obayomi earned a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from the University of Lagos. He won the first edition of the LagosPhoto and National Geographic Portfolio Review prize, He was selected to participate in the Electric South New Dimensions Lab, and has received the Taurus Prize for Visual Arts. His work has been shown at the National Geographic Storytellers Summit, BredaPhoto Festival, LagosPhoto Festival, Alliance Française de Lagos, danceGATHERING Lagos, the African Artists’ Foundation’s Maker Lab, and the Project Space in Johannesburg.