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Exhibit: Mushin Market Intersection, Lagos, Nigeria, 2016

Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Printed by Toronto Image Works

Lagos, Nigeria is the largest and fastest growing city in Africa with an estimate of 21 million citizens and a further estimate of around 6000 new citizens entering daily.

This image depicts the famous Mushin market intersection with the hundreds of Danfo 14-seater yellow transit buses.

Lagos is famous for some of the greatest traffic jams — referred to by the locals as “go slow.” Much has been done to improve this particular intersection.

On the day of this photograph traffic was very light, with fewer cars on the road due to a diesel shortage in the country.

This image was created using a state-of-the-art drone with a Hasselblad 60 megapixel camera, and shooting over 20 images that were subsequently stitched together to create an uninterpolated 5-gigabyte printer file.
- Artist statement courtesy of Edward Burtynsky

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This photography installation will be available for public viewing on the south wall of the Young Welcome Centre.

Dates & Times

Sun 10am5pm
Mon 9am5pm
Tue 9am5pm
Wed 9am5pm
Thu 9am5pm
Fri 9am5pm
Sat 8am5pm
Holidays 10am5pm

This event will be on display in the Young Welcome Centre until April 3, 2017.

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Liz Lecky, Project Manager exhibits@evergreen.ca 


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Wheelchair accessibleThis event is wheelchair-accessible.