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In pictures: Lagos photo festival on African identity

This year's Lagos Photo Festival in Nigeria brings together well-known photographers and their take on identity in Africa:

"Royal Generation" show a woman in traditionally woven fabric by Angolan-born artist Keyezua Image copyright Lagos Photo Festival
Image caption Keyezua looks at fashion in her home country of Angola with this image, entitled Royal Generation, of a woman wearing fabric woven from raw materials.
A photo from a series entitled Asylum by Eric Gyamfi from Ghana showing a man with sheers approaching a young boy in a pot Image copyright Lagos Photo Festival
Image caption A series of self portraits by Ghanaian photographer Eric Gyamfi explores African male sexuality against a backdrop of religion and tradition.
A photo by Nigerian photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo showing a man and a woman in traditional dress with rubber fetish wear. Image copyright Lagos Photo Festival
Image caption Nigerian photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo considers tradition and modernity by combining traditional dress with fetish wear.
A photograph by TSoku Maela showing a man with a bandaged face and a women with a glazed eye - both smartly dressed Image copyright Lagos Photo Festival
Image caption Acceptance is the theme of Broken Things by South African photographer TSoku Maela, who says: "Self-love is not to instinctively conceal and impulsively improve on our flaws."
A woman with grey hair dressed as a businessman with tie, jacket, cigar and brief case - standing by a plane - in a work by photographer Osborne Macharia Image copyright Lagos Photo Festival
Image caption Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia imagines how retired businesswomen could look in a series called Nyanye - League of Extravagant Grannies.
A photograph of Benin-based Ishola Akpo's grandmother Image copyright Lagos Photo Festival
Image caption Benin-based Ishola Akpo photographs his own grandmother as part of a series that looks at the importance of bride prices in African culture.
A photo by Zimbabwe's Kudzanai Chiurai showing an imagined scene from colonial times - an explorer reading from a book as an African woman listens, seated in a chair in front of a table on which sits a silver tea service Image copyright Lagos Photo Festival
Image caption This photo is from a collection entitled Genesis by Kudzanai Chiurai, who focuses on political and social conditions in Zimbabwe by trying to understand the psyche of what it is like to be colonised.
The Raft of the Medusa showing a shipwreck Image copyright Lagos Photo Festival
Image caption Adad Hannah's work The Raft of the Medusa, re-imagines a 19th Century work by Theodore Gericault, of a colonial ship that was wrecked off the coast of Senegal more than 200 years ago.
A photograph showing children trekking through hills under a starlit sky depicted as if in a children's story book by Patrick Willocq Image copyright Lagos Photo Festival
Image caption The Art of Survival by French photographer Patrick Willocq, who once lived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, depicts what it is like to be a child refugee using storybook imagery.
A man looking through a television screen at a rubbish dump in Mozambique - a photograph by Mario Macilau Image copyright Lagos Photo Festival
Image caption And Profit Corner is Mozambique photographer Mario Macilau's take on the threat of electronic waste in Africa.

Photos courtesy of Lagos Photo Festival, which continues until 22 November 2016.

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