• Lavish Portraits by Lakin Ogunbanwo Document the Contemporary Traditions of Nigerian Brides

    9 days ago - By Colossal

    All photographs by Lakin Ogunbanwo, courtesy of Niki Cryan Gallery
    Photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo creates colorful portraits of Nigerian women that are simultaneously majestic and dreamy. Set against gauzy draped backdrops, Ogunbanwo's subjects are dressed for bridal ceremonies in vibrant lace bodices, sculptural headdresses, and embellished tulle veils. In a statement on the series, the artist describes his use of veiled portraiture “to document the complexity of his culture, and counteract the West's monolithic narratives of Africa and women.” The series, titled e wá wo mi , documents...
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