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Snapshots — A Visual Diary

Snapshots — A Visual Diary

Azu Nwagbogu

Shane Lavalette

AZU NWAGBOGU (b. 1975, NG), i­ s Curator at Large of Photography at the Roger Ballen Foundation Centre for Photography, and an active member of the photographic community, with a focus on contemporary A­frican artists. Nwagbogu has founded several photography related organizations in Nigeria, including the ­African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) in 2007; the National Art Competition in 2008; and LagosPhoto Festival in 2010. He has ­organized exhibitions at institutions like BOZAR, Brussels; Cape Town Art Fair; and Les Recontres d’Arles. He currently lives and works in ­Lagos, Nigeria.

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SHANE LAVALETTE (b. 1987, US) graduated with a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston. Lavalette’s work has been shown widely, including exhibitions at Fotostiftung Schweiz; Musée de L’Elysée; Robert Morat Galerie; Kaunas Photography Gallery; Le Château d'Eau; and The High Museum of Art. His work has been featured by The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME, NPR, CNN, The Telegraph, and Hotshoe, among other publications. Lavalette, who was a Foam Talent in 2012, is the founding publisher and editor of Lavalette as well as the Director of Light Work, an artist-run, nonprofit photography organization in Syracuse, New York.

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