“To tell African stories, there are patterns: corruption, poverty, the ‘noble savage’. It’s important to represent the ‘other Africa’. To tell a more rounded story.”
Azu Nwagbogu is the Director of the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), a non‑profit organisation based in Lagos, Nigeria that is dedicated to the promotion and development of contemporary African arts and artists. He is also the Director of LagosPhoto, an annual festival that brings leading local and international photographers into dialogue over multifaceted stories of Africa. Nwagabogu served as a nominator for the Discovery Award at the Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival in 2014 and, this year, was on the jury for the World Press Photo.