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Ade Adekola–Ethnoscapes; Icons as Transplants

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In this series “Ethnoscapes; Icons as Transplants”, Adekola superimposes street portraits of people, shot in Lagos, over backdrops of American, Asian and European cities to create hybrid environmental portraits. The juxtaposition of these two types of images in his pieces results in a visual tension which creates a space in the middle-ground (between the fore and background) where our perception is heightened, and the images start to hint: at polarizing tensions of migrant communities, the paradoxes of identity in an interconnected world and the consumption homogeneity of globalization to name a few.

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