The art of photography in Nigeria dates back to the colonial times and has since expanded to become the behemoth that it is today due to its acceptance as a profitable profession.
“It’s public acceptance as a reputable profession has grown more than 58% among the Nigerian elite population,” says Kola Oshalusi of Insignia Media Productions Limited.
Celebrating National Photo Month, we focus on the photographers, who undoubtedly are a part of the custodians of the Nigerian culture. Over the years, they give a glimpse into the lifestyle of the people at that given time and immortalise that moment. Regardless of the perceptions, shortcoming and limitations of the profession, photography has, in its own way, made Nigeria what it is today, one image at a time.