INVISIBLE BORDERS – THE TRANS-AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT is an initiative founded by passionate Nigerian artists – mostly photographers – in 2009, rooted in a drive to effect change in society. While the vision is to create trans-border networks and associations within arts and photography in Africa, the mission is to tell Africa’s stories, through Africans.
The main activity is the annual Invisible Borders road-trip Project, where a dozen of photographers collectively take a road trip across Africa to explore and participate in various photographic events, festival and exhibitions while engaging with the local environment and people they meet. Through momentarily stops in capital cities they create photographic, video and textual work reflecting their individual approach to engaging with the locals. The results are published the Invisible Borders blog, continuously updated on the trip.
This year 13 photographers, ten from Nigeria, and the other three from Ghana, Sudan and Ethiopia, travelled 12.000 km from Lagos to Addis Ababa, where they have now made their last stop. On their way the group stopped in important cities of Nigeria, Tchad, Sudan and at last Addis Ababa. In Addis the photographers will host a workshop involving local photographers and an exhibition featuring selected work from the road-trip will be at display at the Museum of Modern Art. But until then, have a look at the selection below, featuring Ray-Daniels Okeugu, Emeka Okereke, Ala Kheir, Kemi Akin-Nibosun, Kemi Akin-Nibosun, and Jumoko Sanwo.
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