The Business of Photography Conference is almost here and it promises to be exciting and extremely educating. The Business of Photography Conference is aimed at bringing Photographers, photography manufacturing and servicing companies as well as photography retail businesses together under one roof to discuss, learn, exhibit, sell and buy everything photography. In recent times the need to efficiently monetize the photography industry and define its future as a major part of the current and future national revenue generation sector has become more important.
The 12hour event will start at 9 am and end at 9 pm. The conference would feature five segments; the Opening, the Conversation (panel session), Break out time (master classes), Cocktails/Networking and Exhibition. During the conversation segment, attendees would have the opportunity to listen to and chat with award-winning Nigerian photographers about the future of photography in Nigeria.
The Business of Photography conference is bringing some of the best photography and industry experts as panellists to speak on different aspects of photography.
The event is set to take place at Landmark Event Center, Lagos on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
These are the second set of panellists would b speaking on the topic “Creative”.
After Kelechi Amadi-Obi, obtained his a law degree and his call to bar in 1993, he settled into full-time studio art. He is internationally renowned for both his photography and paintings. His unique style and mastery of aesthetics and creative lighting in his paintings have been reinvented in his photography to create understanding, dynamics and result oriented photography for his clients.
Some of his works have been featured in exhibitions within and outside Nigeria. These include; 2006 “Snap Judgement” – New Position in Contemporary African Photography, International Centre of Photography, New York, USA,2005 “Depth of Field” South London Gallery, UK, 2004, “Lagos” Ifa Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany, 2003 “Transferts” Africalia, Brussels, Belgium. In 2004, he won the St.Moritz Style Award for Photography.
Some of his clients include Guinness Nigeria Plc, MTN Nigeria Plc, PZ Nigeria Plc, British American Tobacco, The Ford Foundation, PrimaGarnet Ogilvy, SO&U, Insight Grey, Nigerian Flour Mills and Orange Drugs Nigeria Ltd.
Emmanuel Oyeleke is a Photographer, Tech Enthusiast and the Creative Director of Emmanuel Oyeleke Photography Studios (EOP Studios). The brand started out in 2012 as a photography outfit that mainly covered weddings and within 6 years, taken great steps to revolutionize the world of photography in areas of fashion, art, beauty and documentary photography.
Having worked on several campaigns and projects with Fashion, Beauty, Corporate, Advertising, and Media firms including but not limited to Canon, MNET, Genevieve Magazine, Guaranty Trust Bank, Deola Sagoe, BMPRO, and Zaron Cosmetics; the company is dedicated to portraying the magic of artistic expressions through visual stories.
He has shot several magazine covers and editorials for major magazines in Nigeria
He has worked with GTBank at the GTBank Masterclass series where I was able to train and empower about 200 individuals with necessary photography skills. The program ran in two cities Lagos and Abuja where he worked with GTBank as the official Photographer for GTBank Food and Drinks event and also GTBank Fashion Weekend.
Emmanuel Oyeleke Photography is committed to empowering youths and imparting knowledge and also organized a number of successful workshops and Masterclasses.
Wani Olatunde is a top wedding and portrait photographer based in Lagos. She is Known for her engaging and heartfelt storytelling, she has photographed weddings all over the world including the UK, the US, Zimbabwe and Dubai. She’s been published in several magazines including VOGUE and Washington Bride & Groom and is regularly featured on international wedding blogs, Bella Naija, Munaluchi Bride and Aisle Perfect. When she’s not taking pictures, Wani enjoys spending time with her 2 beautiful kids, eating out or catching up on her favourite Shonda Rhimes show.
YETUNDE AYENI-BABA EKO
Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko was born in Enugu, Eastern Nigeria in 1978 to a Nigerian father and a German mother; She moved to Germany as a child and completed her high school diploma (Abitur) before embarking on a photography apprenticeship majoring in advertising photography at Studio Be in Greven, Germany. On completing her apprenticeship in 2003, she returned to Nigeria and joined Ess-Ay Studio for a 12-month photography program, facilitated by Invent, Germany. This experience spurred her to deepen her photographic skills by enrolling at Macromedia, a school for art and design in Osnabrueck, Germany.
Ayeni-Babaeko returned to Nigeria in 2005 and worked as a free-lance photographer, before opening her own studio in 2007 (www.camara-studios.com). She has been active as a photographer with social conscience chronicling the life of modern Nigeria. Besides her fashion and documentary photography, Ayeni-Babaeko has facilitated the numerous photography workshops in partnership with the Goethe Institute, mentoring young female photographers.
She has taken part in numerous group exhibitions and has also had her own solo exhibitions.
Georgette is an Associate at Olaniwun Ajayi LP, and works in the firms Finance & Capital Markets Practice and Entertainment, Leisure & Media Practice. Her experience spans advising on diverse finance matters including equity financing, local and international debt financing, derivatives transactions as well as the intricacies of drafting technical Entertainment and Media contracts. Having also gained litigation experience, Georgette has provided notable companies with legal representation across superior courts in Nigeria, which also included launching a test case for defamation against one of Nigeria’s foremost bloggers. Georgette regularly consults for members of the creative arts on their rights, contractual needs and potential areas of expansion in the Entertainment Industry with her commercial knowledge stemming from having gained experience working in radio, film and television.
As a creative, Georgette regularly writes for Bella Naija, Thought Catalog, Creativity Turf and other notable online platforms. In 2015, Georgette launched her blogsite called RealTalkwithGeorgie focused on challenging the invisible glass ceiling that society places on both men and women with a particular focus on self-worth and developing meaningful relationships.
Georgette is a graduate of Law from the University of Exeter and has completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at BPP University specializing in Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law and Debt Finance. She is also an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association.
Tope Adenola is a portrait & lifestyle photographer based in Lagos, Nigeria, he leads the team at HorploadWorks photography. In recent times, HorploadWorks has successfully worked with corporate brands like Interswitch, Dangote Group, MoneyGram, and Guinness Nigeria, profiling and documenting their executive officers as well as events.
HorploadWorks has been consistently sought by a number of media outfits including Complete Fashion, Genevieve Magazine, Wow Magazine and Guardian Life.
Tope has also worked with a number of advertising agencies to shoot campaigns, a large number of celebrities and also fashion industry talents. His Commendations include: Photographer of the year Nigeria Models Awards 2015, TES2016 Entrepreneurship Award and Legacy TV Ingenious Photographer 2017 amongst many other recognition awards.