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7 May 2012

Icons of the Metropolis

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Nigerian based photographer and conceptual artist; Ade Adekola creates a visual story of Lagos and it characters (ICONs) in a collection of montages of street characters found in the mega-city of Lagos Nigeria.

He has identified twenty “icons”. He could have selected places, wares or objects, but he has focused, almost exclusively, on street people.

As he says: “Icons of a Metropolis” offers a non-judgmental look at 20 character archetypes – they are the ICONS. They are a creative force, a self-organizing and self-referential manifestation of the zenith of urban survival.

 

The Cart Pusher

The Challenger

The Praise Crier

The Okada

The Opportunist

The Sand Dredger

About jepchumba

Jepchumba is an AFRICAN DIGITAL ARTIST and DIGITAL ENTHUSIAST who works hard to combine her two passions: Digital Media and Africa. Originally from Kenya, she has lived around the world developing her interest in philosophy, art and technology. An African digital artist, Jepchumba loves experimenting with motion, sound and various digital effects and techniques and has an extensive background in digital art, web design and development, audio/visual production and social media strategies.