The last few weeks have been incredibly difficult to navigate for everyone, and all over the world people are bitterly protesting against unjust systems which have gone on for far too long. Here in Nigeria, we’re fighting a gender-based violence epidemic as the lives of young women have been unjustly cut shut following vicious attacks from men. Amidst all this, there is also unrest in Southern Kaduna, following the #KadunaMassacre which has seen mass bloodshed and displacement for many families.
In a bid to raise money for different organisations tackling the many injustices in Nigeria, photographer, Isabel Okoro has now released a limited edition ‘Friends for Eternity’ portrait in collaboration with UK-based photography publisher, PALMSTUDIOS. Proceeds raised from the project will be entirely donated to the Mirabel Center, a Lagos-based non-profit dedicated to helping survivors of sexual assault as well as Resilient Aid Initiative, a relief organisation aiding those affected by the massacre in Southern Kaduna. The portrait which went live over the weekend can be purchased here and will be available till June 26th.
Speaking about ‘Friends for Eternity’, Isabel says:
“This photograph was taken on the beach in Lagos, Nigeria in January 2020. The beach is my favourite place to shoot at when I’m home because of the sun and water. It’s where I feel at peace. I asked the models to bring all-white pieces of clothing because I wanted to depict a certain purity and innocence that’s not often associated with black people”.
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