‘My Lagos’ a Limited Edition of 600 copies Each photobook is unique, fold by hand one by one, an original Nollywood film poster wraps this beautifully designed book delivering an authentic piece of the city to the audience.
19 December 2016
The middle class neighborhood of Dolphin High Rise Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. 27 March 2014. With an estimated 21 million inhabitants, Lagos is Africa’s biggest city in the continents most populous nation. And its population is increasing faster than almost any other in the world. It also boasts the biggest economy of any city on the continent, if it were a country, it’s economy would be ranked the 5th biggest in Africa – ahead of Kenya. Lagos is home to the richest people in the richest country in sub-Saharan Africa (excluding of South Africa), but the riches have hardly trickled down, it is also one of the most unequal cities in the world (ranked in the top three most unequal for income earned). The huge numbers of poor eking out a living here have reportedly made this the 4th worst place to live in the world. But not for everyone – Lagos has seen a rapidly rising middle class and this city of enormous contrasts is fast becoming internationally known as Africa’s hub of creativity, fashion and business. Photo Robin Hammond/Panos
Robin Hammond’s ‘My Lagos’ introduces us to the color, energy and chaos of Africa’s largest city. Full bleed color photographs take us on a journey through bustling Lagos streets and into the homes of the rich, poor, and rising middle class. ‘My Lagos’ opens our eyes to an Africa rarely seen in western media…