- Jan 28, 2018
- Oct 18, 2017
- Oct 12, 2017
Bariga Nights is a photographic project set in a specific neighbourhood in Lagos, the most populous city of Nigeria. Bariga, for many, is seen as a ghetto and home to some of the most disenfranchised of an estimated 21 million inhabitants of Lagos. In 2016, I took up an apartment in this neighbourhood and since then have actively photographed – drawing from my everyday encounters – lives therein. This series, as such, turns the gaze to how Bariga's inhabitants live in the reality of perhaps the most saddling problem of the country: lack of electricity.
This is a work in progress.
To read more about my thoughts on Bariga, see: https://borderbeing.com/2017/01/01/on-permentely-temporary-lives-reflections-on-somolubariga/