Exposition "People and Survival" in Nigeria

See the images that are part of the exhibition in Nigeria. The next slideshow gives you a short impression of the opening of this amazing exposition!


Being able to be part of an exposition in Nigeria with a series that contains LGBT+ people is very important. These people still face a lot of legal and social challenges in Nigeria because homosexuality is still illegal there. It is still punishable by imprisonment for up to 14 years.


Nigeria is a rather conservative country in Africa with more than 216 million inhabitants. The country is strong religious, divided between Christian and Muslims. This as well causes few LGBT+ people to be open about their sexuality. The violence against them is common, therefor many LGBT+ Nigerians try to build a life in other countries where laws are protecting them.


Since I belong to the LGBT+ community, I find it important to speak out and be activistic. I saw the opportunity to participate in this exposition, with the title "People and Survival", as a great chance. Especially in a country where so many LGBT+ people are really struggling to survive every day. I chose to contribute with a part of my series ESTRANGED. A series that shows people who don't dare to be 100% themselves, but keep a part of their identity hidden for numerous reasons.


People & Survival

Alliance Francaise Ibadan in collaboration with Nseabasi Photography Concept invites you to a photography exhibition titled ''PEOPLE AND SURVIVAL'

DATE: 9th to 20th September, 2022,

Featuring works by:

* Annie Mpalume – Zimbabwe

* Rob Godfried – Netherlands

* Keith Bratton – USA

* Kofoworola Omotayo –Nigeria

* Monirul Alam – Bangladesh

* Mokobo Michael Phasha – South Africa

* Favour Charles Elemi– Nigeria

* Arjan Spannenburg – Netherlands

* Luiz Lima – Brazil

* Hassan Moustafa – Sudan

* Philippe Sibelly – France/UK

*Abiola Adenugba - Nigeria

*Peter Bazatoha – Rwanda

*Afolabi Babarinde - Nigeria/UK

*Dr. Tony Olatokunbo Marinhio – Nigeria

*Tessilim Adjayi – Togo.

The opening ceremony was on Friday 9th of September 2022 and started with a dance performance by young people, followed by artist talks and a tour through the exhibition.