Hope, if considered a commodity, sells amazingly well— especially in lesser-privileged parts of Lagos. Anthony Obayomi witnesses and participates in the daily challenges and creative solutions found by local Lagosians, who try to respond to ordinary life on the mainland. Exploring the dynamic relationship, which exists between two of the most prominent psychological coping mechanisms used by Lagosians, Give Us This Day is a photographic project, which has been developed over two years, and got awarded the Taurus Prize for Visual Arts (2019-20.)
The title, extracted from a line of The Lords Prayer, is in this context, a literal description of a barely sustainable “hand to mouth” living condition, hardly guaranteeing the present and certainly making no promises for a future.
The images in this post were created by Anthony Obayomi and are contributed through fondation_taurus.