The first exhibition organised by Alliance Française Lagos in 2018 is to have its opening reception on Friday, February 2 at 2pm.
To take place at the organisation’s premises, 239 Herbert Macauley, Alogomeji, Yaba, a statement released by Essé Dabla, who is the
cultural coordinator for Alliance Francaise Lagos, said they would be focusing on photography this year.
Hence, “Throughout the year, up-and-coming photographers will be invited to exhibit their works in Alliance’s premises”.
The statement further explained that the first exhibition of the year is by Selorm Jay and is titled: ‘Stages /Scènes’.
Selorm Jay is a freelance self-taught photographer, filmmaker and producer based in Accra, Ghana.
“I was naturally drawn to photography and fuelled to create photos and films based on what comes to me. I try to always make the most of my environment and find the beauty in it,” said the artist.
Over the years, he has built a strong relationship with artistes in urban culture, based in Accra. When he is not taking photos or filming, he is the creative director of a platform called yoyo tinz. It is aimed at documenting, archiving and promoting the hip hop culture in Africa.
With the series Stages/Scènes, Selorm Jay captures the unexpected moments artists share on stage. Some of such moments could be what seems like a trance, as if the artists are getting into a different energy zone, a moment of blissful happiness, pain and passion.