THROUGH MY EYES – BRITISH COUNCIL LAUNCHES ONLINE EXHIBITION FOR YOUNG ARTISTS IN NIGERIA
12 Feb 2014 – The British Council has announced details of Through my eyes, an online exhibition that provides an opportunity for young people in Nigeria to stimulate debate in their communities through art. A showcase of the works will go online on 14 February and a public vote will begin to decide which team will receive a grant of £2000 to follow up their project with more work.
The Journey to the exhibition started on in September 2013, when teams of Nigerian photographers and writers between the ages of 18 and 35 were invited to submit short stories and pictures that explore their surroundings. Applicants were challenged to produce work that investigated their local communities combining story telling with photography to examine public spaces, inspirational figures and Nigerian identity.