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Welcome to “Lagos and Found” created on behalf of the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF). My name is Medina Dugger, the newest employee here and creator/newly anointed author of this blog. I am also a photographer, recently graduated from Speos Photographic Institute in France http://www.speos.fr/indexan.html. Following my studies I completed an internship in Paris with Philippe Bachelier http://philippebachelier.com during which time I learned of this position with the Foundation. The purpose of this blog is to expand on the existing AAF Website: Offering the latest news, providing a platform for greater connecting, granting previews of current AAF gallery exhibitions (changing every two weeks) and more!
I am here to assist with projects and exhibitions while learning as much as possible about African Art… I am also here (of course) to take photographs. I intend to shoot projects on behalf of the Foundation as well as a number of other personal documentary projects. I am working along with Azu Nwagbogu (Director), Zainab Ashadu (Assistant Director/Curator) in addition to a close group of highly motivating individuals. The African Artists’ Foundation is a philanthropic movement at its core, fueled by the knowledge of the transformative, enlightening, and inspiring power of the arts. As Zainab mentioned in our interview, “It will outlast us all”. I am finding myself to be 100% its new biggest fan. I hope you will too. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns regarding the Foundation or this site at: email@example.com.
The African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) provides support to emerging and professional artists with the aim of strengthening the artistic community across the continent. We collaborate with individuals, communities, and businesses to nurture and develop artists through education and career support. AAF promotes artist groups such as women and children by linking them with mentors and experts in the field through workshops, international exhibitions and community outreach programs. Through these channels we achieve a greater sense of confidence, self-actualization and empowerment. At AAF, we believe in looking inward for growth and advancement and deeply value the transformative power of the arts within society.