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Daniel Obasi’s photos spotlight the queer communities of Nigeria

Inspired by sex, sci-fi and Afrofuturism, the photographer makes work for the country’s minorities, offering a perspective that allows them to ‘dream and be free’

The last few years have seen a significant shift in what we see, as we widen our gaze beyond Western fashion ideals and beauty standards. Nigerian-born Daniel Obasi is one of those leading the charge, and he has become renowned for styling, photography, film, and creative direction for publications like Vogue, Atmos, and Nataal, as well as music videos for Kali Uchis and Amaarae, and Beyoncé’s Black is King.

Now, his game-changing work is the focus of his digital exhibition for Homecoming Gallery, curated by Azu Nwagbogu, founder of Lagos Photo Festival. Having Nwagbogu recognise his work, Obasi says, was deeply appreciated. “He was able to curate the images so beautifully,” he muses. “They felt personal and refreshing, even for me as the artist.”

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