The Nlele Institute started in 2013 with four quarterly workshops at the Goethe Institut Lagos

 Story – A Photo Essay Workshop

Tonal Range – A Black & White Photography workshop

Dusk-To-Dawn – A  Nature and Landscape Photography Workshop

Ambiguity of The Face – A Portrait Photography Workshop


Are You a Learner Workshop I

Are You A Learner Workshop II

A  Masterclass and Exhibition – Cultural Heritage: Documentary Dissonances. A project in collaboration with the Goethe Institute Nigeria and Berlin-based Nigerian photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi

On Quick Sand We Stand – A Photography Workshop


Time Factor/A Factor Of Time – A Workshop within the framework and theme (Telling Time) of the 10th Bamako Encounters

 Nlele Institue Joins CLPA as a network member

 LACOBRIGA, LAGOS, EKO, GIDI – Wetin Be Lagos(An ongoing project initiated by the Nlele Institute)

Inaugural FOTOPARTY Lagos held in collaboration with the Goethe Institut Nigeria and Video Art Network (VAN) Lagos 

 Inaugural Lagos OPEN RANGE Project in collaboration with the  Goethe Institut Nigeria

Publication of Lagos OPEN RANGE Project catalogue

The Nlele Institute offsite exhibition at the 10th Bamako Encounters in Mali


The Nlele Institute records its 16th workshop since inception with four (4) critical text writing workshops


The Nlele Institute records 24 workshops since inauguration

Critical Text Writing Workshop (Continuation of 2016 series)

Hidden In Between Lines: A Workshop on Copy Rights

The Studio As The Artists’ Creative Citadel

Navigating A Multiple lane Tunnel (Workshop on how to conceive, start and complete a photography project with the aid of an effective research strategy

All Angles of A Story (Questioning the Indoctrinated Notion of The Single Story/Single Image)

Photography Matters (The Role of Photography/Image Creation in The Face of Global Change)

Exploring Film/Analogue Photography (History, Theory and practicals)


(The Nlele Institute Mentorship/Mentoring Classes starts)

'I Be Person I No Be Number'– An Exhibition comprising of the Nlele Institute mentees at the John & June Allcott Gallery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill USA.  The exhibition is a collaboration of the Nlele Institute and the Art and Art History Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill USA


Live-In-Desires – An exhibition comprising of the Nlele Institute mentees at the Freedom Park.  The exhibition focuses on the living spaces and human desires in the mega city of Lagos.  The exhibition is a collaboration of the Nlele Institute and the Goethe Institut Nigeria.  The project was conceived by the Goethe Institut and operated by the Nlele Institute Lagos.

Whither I Stand and The Trajectory of Vision – A Workshop and exhibition offsite organized by the Nlele Institute within the framework of the 12th Bamako Encounters.


Corona Virus Artists Emergency Support for 92 Nigerian Artists.


History of Photography in West Africa: A Focus on Nigeria

Photography in the Public Space and Artist’s Reflection on The Environment

Subject and Subjectivity: A Fundamental Visual Representation Question

Perspective, Photography and The Photographer

The Strategy of The Portfolio: The Artist’s Position

The Image and The Text

Portfolio Review: Preparing for The Exposure


Analogue Camera/Photography Workshop – In partnership with CCALagos, Juliana Kasumu and Davids Film lab

A Conversational Workshop with Adeola Olagunju, TNI Alumnae

Study of Banality: Finding Meaning Within the Fourth Dimension – In partnership with Goethe Institu within the framework of Wolfgang Tillmans Exhibition

Artists and Their Mental Health

TNI/LASPPAN Open Range Workshop

Lagos Portfolio Review

Photo Practices and the Value in Photo Collectives/Spaces for Learning – Workshop presented within the framework of the 13th Bamako Encounters


Professional Development Workshop for Visual Storytellers

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