Nigerian based photographer and conceptual artist; Ade Adekola creates a visual story of Lagos and it characters (ICONs) in a collection of montages of street characters found in the mega-city of Lagos Nigeria.
He has identified twenty “icons”. He could have selected places, wares or objects, but he has focused, almost exclusively, on street people.
As he says: “Icons of a Metropolis” offers a non-judgmental look at 20 character archetypes – they are the ICONS. They are a creative force, a self-organizing and self-referential manifestation of the zenith of urban survival.
The Cart Pusher
The Praise Crier
The Sand Dredger