By Dumbledore’s Pawn
The business of photography conference, the first of its kind took place on Tuesday April 24 at the Landmark centre, Lagos and it was everything the audience expected and more.
It was educative, enlightening and very much fun because well, photography is fun.
The Business of Photography Conference came about thanks to the desire of photographer extraordinaire, Kola Oshalusi.
He had an idea to get the front runners of Photography in Nigeria and let them have conversations with amateurs, semi-pros and professionals in the community, be it through their life experiences or through their work.
He also had camera suppliers, legal practitioners for Photography and other important factors around the area of Photography.
Lamide Akintobi ran the show for the day as the host at the BOP conference, which was split into Master classes and Panels.
An exhibition featuring works of highly talented photographers also highlighted the event.
The panels consisted of TY Bello, Ifeanyi Oputa, Henry Oji, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Babaeko Yetunde, Emmanuel Oyeleke, Wani Olatunde, Georgette Monnou, Sola Animashaun, Zubby Emodi, Bukky Karibi – Whyte, Guud Kelly from Ghana and a host of others.
Each panel had specific topics, from the evolution of photography in Nigeria, to the Legal aspect and even the monetization of photography. The panellists made sure to touch every aspect, leaving nothing out.
After the fourth Panel, the main conference came to an end and it was time for the exhibition.
Photographers like the marvellous TY Bello, the maestro Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko the man with the Golden Lens Kola Oshalusi, Tobi Balogun, Hakeem Salaam and Reze Bonn’s amongst many others. It was a great day for Photography and its neighbouring communities.
I left there feeling enlightened and I’m not even a photographer, imagine how those who are emerging in the circle must feel?
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Photo credit: Insignia media
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