The Photo of the Week is Crimson Tide, mixed media by Bolaji Alonge and Jason Ogbazi. It shows traditional fishermen in the Lagos Lagoon, fishing just next to Third Mainland Bridge filled with cars and trucks speeding towards their destination.
Crimson Tide is the main image of the Iconic Lagos exhibition at Brighton Fringe, presented by Bolaji Alonge, Eyes of a Lagos Boy, from 9 to 21 May 2023 at the Jubilee Library, Brighton’s main library and from 23 May to 4 June at Plus X Innovation Hub.
You can meet and greet the artist at Caravanserai, North of St Peter’s Church on Sunday 21 May – 10 am to 4pm. Caravanserai is the beating heart of Brighton Fringe, look for us under one of the hooplas and take Iconic Lagos home with you.
England’s largest arts festival and one of the largest fringe festivals in the world, Brighton Fringe is held annually throughout the city. Iconic Lagos is presented as part of the Culture Connex Festival season in collaboration with Urbanflo, PACE, Brighton Fringe, Brighton Pride and the University of Sussex (Black@Sussex).
Eyes of a Lagos Boy documents history from the perspective of an African, Alonge photographs everyday life and highlights the beauty of the continent’s largest city, while working towards a balanced representation in the eyes of the world.