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
This photography installation will be available for public viewing on the south wall of the Young Welcome Centre.
Young Welcome Centre at Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON, M4W 3X8
This event is wheelchair-accessible.