Official Book Launch of BUDDING LAGOS, a photobook inspired by the resilience and people of Lagos


For immediate release September 26, 2019


Event information

Location: Kongi’s Harvest Art gallery, Freedom park, Lagos Island

Date: September 29, 2019

Time: 3pm – 6pm

A photo book inspired from the Lagos Budding 50 Project by Helen Gebregiorgis which focused on resilience and the young people contributing to the development of Lagos, Nigeria.

Panel Discussion – Resilience and the People of Budding Lagos’
Bikiya Graham-Douglas – Actress
Toni Kan – Writer, Media Strategist
Bolaji Alonge – Photographer, Journalist
Olajide Bello – LawyerModerator:Kennii Ekundayo – Art Curator

Anchor/MC: REZthaPoet – Poet
Interviewer: Funke-Treasure Durodola – Broadcast Journalist, Author

Helen Gebregiorgis is an Eritrean-American filmmaker and photographer with an interest in international development and storytelling. She was funded by the Ford Foundation in 2017 to document the lives and contributions of young people to the resilience of Lagos, a mega city in West Africa, and was invited to exhibit her photography on Eritrea during black history month at the University of East Anglia in 2017 and and her work on Lagos at the University of California San Diego in 2018. Helen’s photography has been featured in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and the United States. She has a MA in Media and International Development from University of East Anglia, United Kingdom and BA degree in Film and Video from the Columbia College Chicago in the United States.

Africa Photo Stories’s initiative is to build bridges of connection between the global community and the African community through storytelling methods. We strive to create a balanced perspective of Africa with one story at a time.



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