Hello guys, we had this very interesting conversation with Babajide Adeniyi-Jones about his journey documenting stories across the cities of Nigeria and many other parts of the world some weeks ago and now it’s live on our YOUTUBE channel (CLICK TO VIEW)
He shared some of his guiding principles which included being empathic when documenting stories, having good manners to mention a few. Babajide shared some book titles and photographers who have influenced his thoughts and work over the years. Here is a list of some of them:
Books – Earnest Cole – ‘The House of Bondage’, Roy DeCarava – book ‘The Sound I Saw’, Gilles Perez – ‘Telex Iran’, Phillip Jones Griffiths – ‘Agent Orange’, Yussef Kudelka – ‘Gypsies’ recently republished at the insistence of the photographer with a less derogatory title ‘Roma’ and Roland Freeman – ‘Country Roads, City Pavements’.
Photographers -Peter Magubane, Akiniran Olunloyo, Paul Weinberg, Martin Chambi, Pedro Meyer, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Graciella Iturbide, Tina Madotti, Daido Moriyama, Shomei Tomatsu, Earnst Hass, Diane Arbus, Horst P Horst, Norman Parkinson, and W Eugene Smith.
We encourage you to watch the video, it is 2hours long but I can assure you it would be worth the time.