About The Displacement Series
I came across the idea for this series during a photography class I took at the beginning of last year. In this series, I combine photographs I’ve taken in Lagos with those captured whilst travelling. My aim was to show how familiar Lagos scenes could effortlessly blend in with scenes from across the world.
The image of the Keke Napeps in New York should look like something you would see there on a normal day. With the trader selling her wares on a street in Sitges, I wanted to create a new narrative; one that was believable. The ultimate goal was to challenge myself as a photographer and, in doing so, breathe life into a new, revitalised story.
Wonuola Lawal (@_Faiidah) is a photographer and writer, discovering herself daily as she moves through the experiences of life. A part of her is in every story she writes as she finds it easier to capture the emotions of her characters that way. Through writing, she has found her voice and through photography she is finding herself. She would love to spend her days reading African fiction, writing them and taking photographs of the sun setting. Catch some of her work on Instagram (@thephotographerscorner) and follow her blog http://wordsonablankpage.wordpress.com
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