Sunday, 11 September 2011

Invisible Borders Road Trip Project 2011 (3rd Edition)

Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Initiative is proud to announce the 3rd edition of the road trip project scheduled to takes place from Nov. 2 - Dec. 16, 2011.

This year’s event will involve 12 artists (ten from Nigeria and the other three from Ghana, Sudan and Ethiopia respectively) travelling about 12 000 km from Lagos (Nigeria) to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). Participants will include few of the old members and new members from the four countries involved. There will be eleven photographers and two writers (Nike Adesuyi Ojeikere and Nana Oforiatta-Ayim) who will be writing for the blog as well as on a much broader context.
The group will make stops of about five to seven days in the capital and important cities of Nigeria, Tchad, Sudan and Ethiopia to create artistic works in collaboration with the indigenous artists in the cities, while networking within the art community. Once again, the approach will be a focus on creating works which reveal the richness of the daily living of the people and the interactions with their environment - images that usually go unnoticed in the quest for blatant headlines. But this will not deter them from exploring themes centered on socio-political discourses prevalent in the continent. 
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