On the third day, we were told to bring an object or objects to life in a room that we spend a lot of time in and speak from its perspective about what it has observed about us. Maybe it has seen our joys, heart breaks, the lies we’ve told, our successes, our fears and so on… What do we look like to a thing you barely notice.
Let’s do this guys! Let’s tell stories! Let’s take pictures…. EVERYONE HAS A STORY!
PEOPLE OF IBADAN is an initiative inspired by the passion to tell the stories of people in Ibadan through street photography, creative writing and arts. Everyone has a story to tell and a lesson to share, irrespective of age, gender or ethnicity.
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Anyone who sees beauty and does not look at it will soon be poor. – Yoruba Proverb.
Last week, few of my course mates and I were walking to a class at the Faculty of Arts when we saw something that left us gasping for breath. I saw it first actually. The faculty of Arts had been transformed. The ugly flowers had been replaced with beautiful sculptures and beautiful yellow seats. Too much beauty in just one place. We had to pause and take random pictures. I cajoled them. Mini Photo-shoot.