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Ace Photographer, Kelechi Amadi-Obi to Unveil “Whispers from the Sahara” Tomorrow at Didi Museum, Lagos | Sneak Peek of the Auction & Photos from the Opening Exhibition

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Tomorrow, Wednesday 29th August 2012, a special auction of 15 photographs of different sights of the Sahara Desert taken by ace photographer Kelechi Amadi-Obi will be presented to all at Didi Museum, Lagos.

The 15 photographs which will be on auction, were selected from over 5,000 shots by Kelechi Amadi-Obi during the Third Expedition across the Sahara by Dr. Newton Jibunoh, who led a team of dessert warriors. The photographs had been on a month long exhibition at Didi Museum and the auction marks the clincher to an epoch making gathering.

The auction is aimed  at sensitizing the public to the clear and present danger that the forest that occupied about 50 percent of the land space in Africa south of the Sahara in the 1960s has been reduced to less than five percent today. Special guests of Honour at the event are renowned Nigerian arts patron Otunba Kunle Ojora and celebrated Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

According to their rep, the pictures capture the ravaging sweep of the Sahara as historical evidence of the lost land, the disappearing grazing fields, the depleting underground water resources and the general woes of desertification. Come and be a part of history with Didi Museum. Admission is free for all.

Date: Wednesday 29th August 2012
Time: 6 PM
Venue: Didi Museum, 175 Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Check out some of the photos that will be on display tomorrow

Dunes of Damnation

Majestic Nothingness

Newton Jibunoh – Desert Warrior

Warriors

Camping inWataga, Mali

Snapshots from the opening of Whispers from the Sahara Desert month long exhibition at Didi Museum in July 2012.

Photo Credits: Kelechi Amadi-Obi & Kola Oshalusi for Insigna

9 Comments

  1. NNENNE

    August 28, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Great photographs.Kudos Mr Kelechi.

  2. ify

    August 29, 2012 at 12:06 am

    2nd paragraph, 3rd line…should be ‘desert warriors’…most people would agree crossing the Sahara is not exactly a piece of cake…

  3. konnie

    August 29, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Love the green shoes.

  4. Mr. Happylife

    August 29, 2012 at 4:53 am

    Awesome! wow…

  5. Presenting Skills

    August 29, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Wow! I like those cars with the “semi-detached” bedrooms on top! What’s the concept about? Security? A good night view? Quietness? It’s nice, anyway.

  6. Priscy

    August 29, 2012 at 9:29 am

    speechless…..in a good way

  7. chinwe

    August 29, 2012 at 10:35 am

    wonderful photos:)

  8. Brandigest

    August 29, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Kelechi has really carved a niche for himself. Great photos. Another addition to your impressive resume; ‘braved the harsh realities of the desert’

  9. jd

    August 30, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    how do i attend pls, are there tickets on sale or what? bella?

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