Schedule of Events:
Day 1 (15th October):
Panel Discussions on the role of photography in promoting society’s development.
Day 2 (16th October):
Master Classes 1 across various locations within the city of Abuja,
Day 3 (17th October):
Photography Town Hall Session on the art and business of photography: The opportunities and challenges.
Day 4 (18th October):
Master class/Portfolio Review session across various locations within the city
Day 5 (19th October):
Photography Town Hall Connect on photography as tool to hold government accountable on the delivery of social justice.
Special session for female photographers
Day 6 (20th October):
Award/Gala night/Closing Ceremony
The following are the benefits of participation in Abuja International Photo Festival:
knowledge sharing platform
Annual collaboration with individuals and organizations that share similar objectives with the project.
Setting up the first ever hub: Centre for Photography Advocacy.
The Centre will consist of:
A well updated photography library where individuals can come for research and study.
A space for photo gallery/exhibitions and trainings
A One-stop place for periodic gathering of photographers for knowledge exchange and networking.
A studio where freelance photographers can rent for private shooting sessions.
A contact point where photographers can use as temporal office.
Beneficiaries for the Abuja International Photo Festival
Professional freelance photographers
Policy makers in government and development agencies
At the end of the Abuja International Photo Festival, the following outputs are expected:
Increased capacity for a more professional practice of the art and business of photography.
Kick starting of mentorship program between the experts and aspiring/amateur photographers.
More photographers volunteering to use their skill for Sustainable Development Goals advocacy.
Photographers have the opportunity to network with embassy, government and development agencies representatives for the possibility of engagement for future jobs.
Possible attraction of development to the communities visited during the photo walk exercise.