Andrew Esiebo: Social Identities and Cultural Imaginaries in West Africa Through the Barbershop Lens « The Leica Camera


Andrew Esiebo: Social Identities and Cultural Imaginaries in West Africa Through the Barbershop Lens

Born in 1978, Andrew Esiebo is an acclaimed Lagos-based photographer whose work has been exhibited and published worldwide. Devoting his photo/multimedia work to urban societal issues, he recently turned his gaze to West African barbershops. Their spaces, styles and practices revealed themselves extremely rich to explore issues such as (male) social identities, collective imaginaries and global cultures’ circulation in contemporary West African societies


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