ProjectX, a non-profit photography empowerment initiative, will inspire and upskill the next generation of photographers through a series of expert-led panel discussions, masterclasses, and one-on-one mentorship sessions.
The upskilling initiative is scheduled to hold from Monday, June 20 to Saturday, June 25, 2022. The six-day event will feature intriguing panel sessions as well as exclusive workshop sessions strategically designed to empower their businesses to thrive in the current climate.
The event also provides unmatched opportunities for partner organisations and sponsors to contribute to national business development while providing their businesses with the visibility they need to connect with a wider range of creative across the continent.
“Through my artwork collection, I seek to help more women embrace the shades of beauty within us or that come to us,” Yagazie Eguare, founder of Gazmadu Studios said in a statement.
“If each shade helps you get to the point where you finally see yourself, then that’s a lot of beauty. Embracing all of self preempts getting to that point where you finally see you”, she added.
The ProjectX is created for accomplished and up-and-coming photographers with very little experience, as well as art and photography lovers to come and join in the artistic feast at the ProjectX event.
Founded by photography bigwigs; Aham Ibeleme of Aham Ibeleme Studios, Emmanuel Oyeleke, founder of EOP studios, and Yagazie Eguare, founder of Gazmadu Studios. The ProjectX initiative was conceived to celebrate ten years of excellence, growth, transformation, relevance, and impact in the photography industry and Nigeria at large.
Emmanuel Oyeleke, founder of EOP studios body of work seeks to appraise experiences and realities in the past ten years and in same vein, dream of an optimistic idyllic future. He states that “While perspective and realities differ, this collection is very relatable and speaks about in simple terms happenings and realities around us.”
Aham Ibeleme of Aham Ibeleme Studios art collection seeks to join the authority of culture with the story of color to create bold, powerful, daring pieces that pushes the boundaries of resilience, strength and authority, and opulence.
He said that “These artworks explore the varying relationships between popular culture and fine art, with a critical view of social, political, and cultural issues hidden in plain sight. ”.
Their unique contributions will better position these entrepreneurs to take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace in Nigeria, Africa, and across the globe.
All registered participants will also be granted the opportunity to attend a private exhibition of the curators’ body of work in photography, and will also get the unique opportunity to network, apply for one-on-one mentorship sessions and pitch their photography business ideas for possible funding/support.
All interested art lovers are welcome to the exhibition of the curators’ Aham Ibeleme, Yagazie Eguare and Emmanuel Oyeleke body of work in photography opened from Tuesday, 21st June till Saturday, 25th June 2022 (9am – 6pm Daily).
Those who are unable to attend the event due to registration closure are encouraged to follow the event and post-event updates through their social media platform @projectx_collective on Instagram.