Popular Nigerian Fashion Photographer, Lakin Ogunbanwo debuts his 1st Solo South African Exhibition ‘Portraits’ at the Rooke & Van Wyk Gallery, Johannesburg.

There’s no arguing that Lakin Ogunbanwo has become synonymous with Nigerian Fashion Photography with his fresh, bold, daring and versatility, he challenges the contemporary imagery of fashion photography on the continent. It is therefore understandable why his strong visual style and artistry is having a huge influence on the direction of photography, both in Lagos and beyond.

tumblr_lzalagjgqW1qiti3fo1_1280(Lakin in Maki Oh)

Over the years, Lakin has shot some of the most prominent labels and people in Nigerian Fashion for top Fashion publications, such as Omoyemi Akerele for BOF, Maki Oh for Style.com  not to talk less of the numerous edtiorials, and magazines covers he has shot since his return to Nigeria in 2011 from Paris.

Omoyemi Akerele

Lakin Ogunbanwo follows in the footsteps of the renowned studio photographers who captured Africa’s popular culture as the winds of independence swept across the ­continent.


Read more from Lakin on How it all began and more in his interview with South Africa’s Mail & Guardian.

Lakin’s ‘Portraits’ Exhibition starts from the 20th of November, 2013. It’s FREE at the Rooke & Van Wyk Gallery, located at Unit 21, Frost Lofts, Frost Avenue, Next to AFDA & Atlas Studios, Opposite 44 Stanley.

For More information, visit -> http://www.rookegallery.com/


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