We work hard, We have sleepless nights, We go over our work time and time again. All these are done to ensure a job well done, to have someone somewhere say you’ve done an awesome job, to be appreciated.
Yes, ‘Appreciation’ somewhere in the human mind there’s a craving to be appreciated. Am sure this and more was what Seun Akisanmi thought of before setting the ‘NiPHEC’ into motion.
An accountant by training, a poet, coach, mentor, a father and also a popular photographer known majorly for training people decided to follow his passion and dream in year 2012 after he was denied a visa to Germany to attend an expo for photographers.
Nigeria Photography Expo & Conference is an attempt to help place Nigerian photographers on the world map of photography. The goal is to create a platform of learning & networking that will result in the better appreciation and understanding of everything Photography. “So in a sense, I'll give kudos to the German embassy for denying me visa. If they had not denied me, perhaps I wouldn't have organized NiPHEC 7 months later”.
I see a lot of potentials in Nigeria now. In fact, I feel a little sorry for those who think their best option is to flee the country and be permanent residents in other countries. By the time things turn around for good (and I'm confident they will), many who have relocated abroad will desire to re-relocate back to Nigeria. Though it is tough now, Nigeria will get better.