Welcome to

THE NLELE INSTITUTE

A Pan-African, Autonomous & Non-Profit Visual Art Organisation.
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About us

Established in 2013, the Nlele Institute (TNI) is a Pan‐African, autonomous and non‐profit art photography organization. It exists as a cultural hub that enhances social cohesion through visual learning processes.

We are recognized for our professionalism in the study and research of photography throughout Nigeria and the sub region. TNI makes use of all available resources (be it manual or digital) in executing programmes and projects that help create awareness and interest in photography.

Art Photography education and training designed to identify and train young photographers in Nigeria.
Our residencies are designed to foster artistic development by offering facilities that primarily serve creativity.
We democratise photography with key audience participation, to engender exposure in prominent & public spaces.

Exhibitions

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Nov
30

Whither I Stand & The Trajectory of Vision

The presentations meet the strict criteria for the 12th Bamako Encounters (Des Rencontres de Bamako) and will introduce to the wider world twelve emerging photographers from The Nlele Institute programme. It is a great opportunity for these artists to showcase their talents and skill sets to the critical gaze of art connoisseurs and the discerning audience.
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Jan
2

I Be Person I No Be Number

This exhibition aims to present diverse viewpoints and voices from a group of emerging photographers in Nigeria, with their unique individuality, style and vision.
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AUG
07

Live - In Desires

It has become apparent that apart from the political, social and economic elements that influence our decisions to aspire for an upgrade to affluent and 'safer' environments also critical in the decision making are our aspirations. They ensure that our happiness, comfort, security and safety are considered and hopefully guaranteed in our new environment.

Workshops

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Image and the Text

This workshop will study the relationship between image and the written word. Artistic images are often based on depictions, interpretations and perceptions (of life) with regards to the interaction and reciprocity of the written text.
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FLANEUSE (A Workshop by Adeola Olagunju)

In this workshop, we would explore the female gaze: what it is; how is it constructed, and what is its function in patriarchy. We would examine the way women look to then understand how they photograph while also focusing on the relationship between the artist/photographer and the city space.
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Whither I Stand and The Trajectory of Vision

A perspective on the continent's image vis-a-vis the rest of the world and the role African artists must play in reshaping that image through introspection that reflects an understanding of the continent, the people and her culture.
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