There are many ways to tell stories, and Lakin Ogunbanwo chooses to tell his through beautiful, thought evoking portrait photography.

Hailing from a continent whose images are often associated with poverty, war, suffering and strife, Ogunbanwo is keen to break away from the stereotype. "As long as I'm the one holding the paintbrush or camera and telling the story, then this is my truth and my art"

Maki Oh SS14 shot by Lakin Ogunbanwo

Maki Oh SS14 shot by Lakin Ogunbanwo

His current solo exhibition "Portraits" can be seen at the Rooke & Van Wyk Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Nigerian born multitalented artist and photographer, Lakin Ogunbanwo light up South Africa with his solo art exhibition tagged – ‘Portraits’.

In ‘Portraits’, Lakin Ogunbanwo constructs singular images, reconfiguring the human figure and challenging some preconceived ideas of portraiture, of Lagosians, of Nigerians, of Africans. This is Lakin Ogunbanwo’s first solo show in South Africa.

Date: 20th November (ongoing)

Time: 6pm

Venue: Rooke & Van Wyk Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

- See more at: http://www.genevieveng.com/this-weekend-lakin-ogunbanwo-portraits-opens-in-sa/#sthash.QuhsP2ti.dpuf

Nigerian born multitalented artist and photographer, Lakin Ogunbanwo light up South Africa with his solo art exhibition tagged – ‘Portraits’.

In ‘Portraits’, Lakin Ogunbanwo constructs singular images, reconfiguring the human figure and challenging some preconceived ideas of portraiture, of Lagosians, of Nigerians, of Africans. This is Lakin Ogunbanwo’s first solo show in South Africa.

Date: 20th November (ongoing)

Time: 6pm

Venue: Rooke & Van Wyk Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

- See more at: http://www.genevieveng.com/this-weekend-lakin-ogunbanwo-portraits-opens-in-sa/#sthash.QuhsP2ti.dpuf

Nigerian born multitalented artist and photographer, Lakin Ogunbanwo light up South Africa with his solo art exhibition tagged – ‘Portraits’.

In ‘Portraits’, Lakin Ogunbanwo constructs singular images, reconfiguring the human figure and challenging some preconceived ideas of portraiture, of Lagosians, of Nigerians, of Africans. This is Lakin Ogunbanwo’s first solo show in South Africa.

Date: 20th November (ongoing)

Time: 6pm

Venue: Rooke & Van Wyk Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

- See more at: http://www.genevieveng.com/this-weekend-lakin-ogunbanwo-portraits-opens-in-sa/#sthash.QuhsP2ti.dpuf

Nigerian born multitalented artist and photographer, Lakin Ogunbanwo light up South Africa with his solo art exhibition tagged – ‘Portraits’.

In ‘Portraits’, Lakin Ogunbanwo constructs singular images, reconfiguring the human figure and challenging some preconceived ideas of portraiture, of Lagosians, of Nigerians, of Africans. This is Lakin Ogunbanwo’s first solo show in South Africa.

Date: 20th November (ongoing)

Time: 6pm

Venue: Rooke & Van Wyk Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

- See more at: http://www.genevieveng.com/this-weekend-lakin-ogunbanwo-portraits-opens-in-sa/#sthash.QuhsP2ti.dpuf