#everydayafrica #lagosfragment #streetphotography #documentaryphotography
Tom Saater, a documentary photographer, takes us through the streets of Lagos as he transitions, making Lagos his home
Images By: Tom Saater
Tom Saater is a Nigerian Documentary photographer/Photojournalist and Videographer. He focuses on reportage and social/cultural issues around the world. He has participated and been nominated for a variety of awards including the Magnum Emergency Fund. After travelling the world capturing images in different cities, Tom visited Lagos and has been mesmerized by the vivacity of the city. His excitement of the beauty of Lagos can be seen in his street photography. Since his visit earlier this year, Tom has decided to make Lagos his base and is currently moving to Lagos.
These are some pictures taken on the streets of Lagos in the last six months:
Victoria Island – This year Lagos State Government started on strategic road works in Victoria Island, the link between the rest of Lagos and Eko Atlantic, to ensure the roads can withstand the future traffic loads.
Bar Beach –
#lagos Bar Beach is one of the several beaches on the Atlantic Ocean along the shorelines of Lagos and situated at Victoria Island in Lagos #nigeria where a new planned city known as Eko Atlantic City being constructed on land reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean. Upon completion,the new island which is still under development is anticipating atleast 250,000 residents and a daily flow of 150,000 commuters.#documentaryphotography#tomsaater
Lagos Island – Where colonial architecture sits side by side with 60s, 70s, and 80’s architecture. This is where Lagos, the coastal city, started. Since it’s birth Lagos has expanded to more than four times its original size.
Rainy Season – For this tropical and coastal city, 60% of the year is spent in rainy season. Therefore drainage is an important infrastructural component that is yet to be integrated in to everyday life.
Technology – The mobile phone has leaped frog Nigeria. Smartphones are becoming something of the norm and social media is one of many technology based ways of communication.
Timbering in #Makoko #Lagos #Makoko #Lagos. Makoko was stablished in the 18th century primarily as a fishing village, much of Makoko rests in structures constructed on stilts above Lagos Lagoon. As of 2006, the area is essentially self-governing with a very limited government presence in the community and local security being provided by area boys.#everydayafrica#lagos#tomsaater#documentaryphotography
#Makoko #Lagos. Makoko was stablished in the 18th century primarily as a fishing village, much of Makoko rests in structures constructed on stilts above Lagos Lagoon. As of 2006, the area is essentially self-governing with a very limited government presence in the community and local security being provided by area boys. Photo by Tom Saater @tomsaater #everydayafrica#lagos#tomsaater#documentaryphotography
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