Lakin Ogunbanwo’s latest series of photographs will form part of the group exhibition Nataal: New African Photography at Red Hook Labs in New York. The group show, which runs from 7 to 15 May 2016, features six contemporary photographers from Africa and its diaspora. The works of the selected artists, both emerging and internationally recognised, express the diversity of narratives informing the continent’s rich visual language today. The exhibition explores multiple themes that challenge accepted notions of belonging and identity; the everyday and the fantastical; the past and the future; the public and the private.
A debut curatorial collaboration between Red Hook Labs and global media platform Nataal, the show encompasses documentary, fashion and portrait photography. Through the lens of these rising talents, we hope to tell universal and inspiring stories that traverse 21st century Africa and beyond.