Over the past 2 years London-based photographer Sebastian Barros has been documenting daily life in Lagos, Nigeria a chaotic west African metropolis home to 21 million people and growing.
Immersing himself in the unique culture whilst exploring the hidden underbelly of this chaotic yet beautiful city, Barros paints a vivid picture of daily life through the eyes of the various musicians, workers, gangsters and hawkers that form the beating heart of this rapidly expanding Metropolis.
Lagos is a city always on the move. Having experienced unprecedented growth in recent years, an estimated 600,000 new people arrive each year from across West Africa and beyond. If you want a job, the chances are you’ll have to invent it yourself. Informal stalls selling soccer jerseys, mangoes and iPhone cables sprout between its buildings like plants growing in the cracks of a rock – improbable and tenacious. The Lagos Hustle...
Encompassing a series of visually led narratives and immersive experiences Barros invites you on a visceral journey from one side of the city to the other from the weed smoking Area Boys of Ikeja to the Sand Miners of Lagos Lagoon via the Polo Players of Lagos Polo Club.