Street Economics by Zainabu Jallo


The “My Street Economics” exhibition by Zainabu Jallo is in commemoration of the International Women’s Day and will hold on March 8th, at the new unconventional arts space in Lagos – Rele.

In this major solo exhibition that will open on international women’s day, Zainab will display a set of photography works that captures every day Nigerian life. As it were, all of the situations/ moments she shot were of women, up and about with healthy doses of determinism to make daily income from trading, crushing stones, and cooking in the open with no form of shelter.

What she hopes to achieve with this project is a balanced (hopefully) two dimensional reportage accompanied with text from brief interviews with characters who economists, social scientists and the likes have labeled as "less privileged” The main question is of how they identify themselves in socio-economic settings of their various societies.

The exhibition will run from March 8th – 22nd, 2015