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Continuing the 2018 epf jury introductions, meet azu nwagbogu. he joins a prestigious jury for the emerging photographer fund, a grant of $20,000 for 2018, applications accepted through september 30th! @azubogu
is the founder and director of african artists’ foundation (aaf), a non-profit organisation based in lagos, nigeria. established in 2007, african artists’ foundation aims to encourage the highest standard of art in africa through organizing art exhibitions, festivals, competitions, residencies, and workshops with the aim of unearthing and developing talent, creating societal awareness, and providing a platform to express creativity.
nwagbogu was recently elected as the director of the zeitz museum of contemporary art in south africa. the zeitz mocaa is a public not-for-profit contemporary art museum with over one hundred galleries dedicated to showcasing contemporary art from africa and it’s diaspora. nwagbogu also serves as founder and director of lagosphoto festival, an annual international arts festival of photography that brings leading local and international photographers in dialogue with multifaceted stories of africa. he is the creator of art base africa, a virtual space to discover and learn about contemporary african art.
for the past 20 years, he has curated private collections for various prominent individuals and corporate organizations in africa. in addition, he has continued to show his commitment to building capacity in the artistic community through facilitating the execution of, as well as, instructing artists in various workshops most recently, in the fast forward : women in photography program in india. nwagbogu obtained a masters in public health from the university of cambridge. he lives and works in lagos, nigeria. --- the 2018 emerging photographer fund is open for submissions! $10,000 will go to the emerging photographer grant winner and an additional $10,000 will go to the fujifilm young talent award winner (25 or under). the deadline for entry is september 30th, 2018 (6pm pst). thank you to @loyd, @magnumfoundation, and @fujifilmx_us, without whom the epf would not be possible.
to enter, click link in bio.