Lagos is widely known for its chaos. The danfo buses are always trying to beat traffic by desperately finding the smallest spaces to maneuver, spewing insults to fellow motorists in the process. The area boys are always in a constant battle with the danfo drivers & their conductors. The police & traffic wardens are always hopelessly trying to control the errant danfo drivers. The road side traders are always tugging it out with pedestrians. The commuters are not left out. The cramped expressions on faces, the throbbing veins in people’s necks, the eyes spewing fire over nothing.
From the outside, Lagosians appear to be in a constant state of rage. First-timers to Lagos have been known to ask ‘Why is everyone shouting? What are they so angry about?’.
This is what the theme of our first photowalk will be: CHAOS. We are to capture scenes that express this. It’s pretty easy, just look for things that look out of place.
Location: Oshodi. (Meet-up is the bus stop under the bridge where you can get BRT to Obalende)
Date: Wednesday, 7th August 2013.