2012 Blog Posts

Spaces of Music (1) – Lesedi Mogoatlhe

Posted: August 27, 2012 at 5:41 pm by

This clip was taken at Benin in Nigeria- a stop we made as we travelled from Lagos to Aba. I’m planning to capture spaces of music, musicians I find along the way- the term being flexible in that I will also focus on people who aren’t necessarily professional muso’s- who maybe just have music in […]

The First Step of Many – Adebola Rayo

Posted: August 26, 2012 at 11:01 pm by

I will not bore you with the details of today’s tardiness, since I have subsequently been made the time enforcer. The participants start arriving from 6:31 a.m. and by 9 a.m. we are all gathered. A few family members and friends are there to see their loved ones off. Amaize is also there to say goodbye […]

The Journey is the Destination – Adebola Rayo

Posted: August 25, 2012 at 8:53 am by

There are different ways in which courage manifests. Sometimes, it is in leaving, moving forward. To see more and tell more. Maybe be more. There are those who have come from outside Nigeria—even Africa—to make this trip. There are also two who have had barely a week to prepare for the 50-day trip ahead. Some […]

Burying The Mountebanks – An occupyNigeria Dispatch

Posted: January 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Note: Although mainly a photography organization, The Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Project is committed to ensuring that art and artists are useful tools in bringing about transformation across Africa. The recent protests in Nigeria provided another opportunity for Invisible Borders’ members Ray-Daniels Okeugo and Emmanuel Iduma to use their art as a testimonial to change. […]

Reflections on an Outward Journey (4) – Borders

Posted: January 9, 2012 at 4:24 am

On her face, there are worried lines. She looks older and melancholic. And he, sitting beside her, has a similar look on his face. It could be that they are sitting at a shanty Custom post in Gamboru-Ngala, or Kouserri or Matema. She could be Kemi or Jumoke or Nana. He could be Ray, Emeka, […]

Reflections on an Outward Journey (3) – Work

Posted: January 7, 2012 at 5:51 am

There is a photo by Kemi of three old men that remind me of the Jews of Kerala. The story of Kerala Jews is aptly told by Edna Fernandes. Her story is of a dying community of diasporic Jews and Jewesses, whose decline results from discrimination and discord. The intersection between Kemi’s photograph and Fernandes’ […]

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