Project Overview

Perspectives from Within II

Art Collection

Exhibition Summary:

‘Perspectives from Within II’ offers a rare opportunity for viewers to engage with a curated selection of photographs solely produced by contemporary African artists. This exhibition seeks to present a brief selection of the many social and political views held across the region through the lenses of three emerging photographers living and working on the continent. In alignment with the spirit of the Òlàjú African Market Creative Arts Festival, images in this collection reflect a commitment to advancing the voices of tolerance, equality, and diversity in the arts.
Reflecting on the widespread misrepresentation of African cultures, we are interested in exploring the perspectives of individuals who present their unfiltered interpretation on critical issues through photography. Narratives found within this exhibition include topics concerning self-identity, urbanization, and gender norms and sexuality. This presentation marks our second edition of the signature “Perspectives from Within” series, first presented as part of DreamWeek 2016 at the Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX.

Featured Artists: Logor Oluwamuyiwa, Yannis Davy Guibinga, Daniel Obasi

Exhibition Catalog: Perspectives from Within II Exhibition Catalog