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Depth of Field: Images of Lagos

c. Emeka Okerekeat Open Eye until July 30th.
Now, you will know that I’m not a big fan of documentary photography, “oh no, not more pictures of exotic marketplaces and urban squalor”. But I try and approach every exhibition with an open mind and although these are, sure enough, pictures of Lagos marketplaces, streets and people, I found that I really enjoyed most of it. The first 3 artists are my favourites, 2 large pictures by Uchechukwa James-Iroha which are rich in colour. Then several more intimate images by Toyosi Odunsi and the monochrome pictures by Emeka Okereke like the one seen here and one of 3 men seemingly arguing animatedly I thought outstanding, can’t explain why. The other photographers are Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Toyin Sokefun and Amaize Ojeikere.