Have you ever wanted to learn specific aspects of photography from your favourite photographer? Now is the time to have a one-on-one with them for a very little cost at the master class during the Business of Photography Conference set to hold on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Landmark, Event Centre, Lagos.
The maiden edition which took place on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 opened its doors to over a thousand participants who learnt all about the basics of the business of photography, the challenges and the solutions as well as access to micro finance to scale in business. This year the event doors will open at 8 am and end at 9 pm. The conference would feature five segments; the Opening, the Conversation (panel session), Break out time (master classes), Cocktails/Networking and Exhibition
Last year we had TY Bello, Yetunde Ayeni Babaeko, Kelechi Amadi Obi and Hakeem Salaam take on different master classes. This year’s master class facilitators are; George Osodi (Documentary Photography), Jide Odukoya (Wedding Photography), Adebayo Rotilu (Product Photography) and Isi Etomi (Architectural Photography).
To attend the Business of Photography Conference 2019 master class log on to www.thebusinessofphotography.net
See some of the speakers below:
George Osodi is an award winning internationally acclaimed Nigerian Photographer. His photographs range between photojournalism and artistic documentary, and he has worked on various photography projects globally with his works exhibited in several Museums, Biennial’s and in institutional Art Spaces, such as Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany 2007, a Participant of the 2015 Venice Architectural Biennale, as part of the Canadian Pavilion.
A first prize winner of Fuji Africa photographer of the year 2004, and winner of a Sony world photography award 2009. He participated as a juror of World Press Photo competition in 2016. Osodi’s works are in the collections of various Museums around the world.
Osodi is the author a photography book “Delta Nigeria – The Rape of Paradise”. He has also held talks at various Museums and institutions globally including Columbia University, New York U.S.A, Indianapolis University U.S.A, University of Wales, Newport, UK, Pan Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria. National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway, EMET, Athens, Greece, 2010 and the Internationonal Slavery Museum Liverpool.
Jide Odukoya is a self-taught Nigerian Artist and Photographer who started photography in 2011. His first photographic pursuits were on the streets of Nigeria, including cities such as Lagos, Ogun, Ibadan, Ekiti, Benue, Uyo, Calabar, Enugu, Abuja and Port Harcourt. Popularly known for his wedding photography works, he is known to have worked with some of the best and biggest event planners in the country. Aside weddings, his photographic style also spans through Documentary, Portrait, Lifestyle and Commercial works. In 2011, he joined the Invisible Borders Team on a road trip from Lagos to Libreville where he made several photo stories of the African people.
Jide has been awarded various accolades such as Event Photographer of the Year 2017 (APPOEMN-The Event Industry Conference 2017 Awards) Photographer of the Year 2016 (OYA AWARDS), Outstanding Award 2015 (Globally Igniting Africa) of his contributions to the growth of the photography industry.
He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School (EDC Program) and currently heads JOPSTUDIOS.
Jide Odukoya lives with his wife and partner Morayo Odukoya and their Twins El-Elyon and El-Nathan, He currently lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.
Adebayo Rotilu preferably called “Debayo” is a Full time Product and Commercial Photo-Artist based in Nigeria. He’s got an Educational background in Computing and Project management with an MSc from the University of Glamorgan UK. He is the founder and the Creative Director for TWELVE05 IMPRESSIONS (A subsidiary of TWELVE05 PHOTO FACTORY) a company founded out of his passion for the Art and Science of Photography.
His journey began in 2012 when he searched for African images online and only saw images of poverty, chaos and anarchy; images which lacked visual appeal. He has since contributed immensely to the African cultural and business gallery and works with creative agencies and directors to bring their visuals to life.
Debayo has been involved in a number of Photography Projects over the past decade, some of which include: Diageo Nigeria, Nigerian Bottling Company, Eat N Go Nigeria, Standard Bank
South Africa, House of Tara, Nasco Group, FMN Group (Golden Penny) So Fresh Nigeria and many more. Other brands he has worked with include, James Cubit Interior Architects, TW Magazine.