- Oct 28, 2018
- Jun 20, 2018
- Jun 20, 2018
In this episode ￼of the Photo Podcast, Emeka Okereke, in conversation with Yinka Elujoba a writer and budding art critic, reflects on an image from his recent body of work “Bariga Nights” which focuses on night scenes and life of the inhabitants of Bariga, a neighbourhood and district in Lagos where he also lives. The discussion touches on some of the realities that serve to lend context to the visual and aesthetic components of the photograph. In the long run, it delves further to touch on broader issues: tensions of class divide in the context of Lagos and Nigeria; representing the hardworking-yet-unrecognised of the society; broadening the spectrum of visibility towards a more polycentric world – all of which comes together in the question: how do we account for the point of intersection where “your world meets mine”?
This is the first of the series of Photo PodCast. It discusses the notion of limitations, borders and limits as seen in an image created in the Framework of a project in the multicultural suburb of Amsterdam known as Bijlmer. Here Emeka Okereke draws us into how visual components in his images induces certain feelings. "What I photograph in an image is not what I see, but how what I see makes me feel". Run Time: 11mins, 18sec.
"Often times I have been written by students, artists, curators, journalists or just mere enthusiasts - in relation to my work, basically on questions related to the thought process behind my photographs. I have created this Photo Podcast as the nearest attempt to a response. Furthermore, these days, one must consider how much we are engulfed in, and battered by, a tremendous amount of images, so much that often times we do not stop to really focus and discuss the image as it ought to be. This is the aim of having this Podcast feature just one image at a time. For now, it focuses on my works. However, this – as everything I do has an organic nature to it – might evolve into other aspects and incorporate works of other artists"
-- Emeka Okereke