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.
We also aim to detect and develop new talents predominantly in grassroots areas. By providing public access to photography and art education, we are able to adequately address the needs of underprivileged (or deprived) communities as they relate to financial inclusion, entrepreneurship, education, gender equality, digital technology and professional training.
TNI is a multiple-portfolio art organization that encompasses:
Our overall aim is to build viable and sustainable programmes and projects that are of benefit to everyone.
Our mission is to be the pre-eminent art photography training, development and resource centre in Nigeria. Our aim is that our programmes are as immersive as possible – we inspire our local community and the wider art community at large on photography as it is embodied in education, photojournalism, the exploration of historical and contemporary social issues, the sharing of cultural practices, and the promotion of social projects.
Our target group is wide ranging and inclusive, circa 17-55 years old extending from members of the local community, nationally, regionally, as well as international art audiences who we reach through travelling programmes and exhibitions. However, there are no age restrictions to participate in most of our programmes.
Within Lagos, we attract around 8,000 visitors through our Lagos OPEN RANGE platform, FOTOPARTY Lagos and other local satellite exhibitions with organizations such as Goethe-Institut and Video Art Network (VAN) Lagos. Our photography workshops and mentorship programmes also create key community engagement.
Nationally we reach audiences through media outlets including radio, TV, online and print, with a total estimated reach of 50 million. Internationally, we attract audiences through media attention both online and print, from publications such as the Centres of Learning for Photography in Africa (CLPA) Newsletter.