Emeka Okereke

Photographer, Filmmaker, Writer, Visual Artist
Lisbon: Hues & Textures
Location: Lagos and Berlin
Nationality: Nigerian
Biography: Emeka Okereke is a Nigerian visual artist and writer who lives and works between Lagos and Berlin, moving from one to the other on a frequent basis. A past member of the renowned Nigerian photography collective Depth of Field (DOF), he holds a... read on
Public Story
Lisbon: Hues & Textures
Copyright emeka okereke 2021
Date of Work 07/31/19 - 08/02/19
Updated 08/02/19
Location Lisbon
I recently visited Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal. I was very much taken by its architecture characterised by intricate manoeuvrings with the most unlikely forms and contours. When light eventually descends on the city, be it at dawn or dusk, shadows intersect as if building structures, objects, the people morph into each other. I photographed mainly tourists who, as I saw it photographically, were compelled to become part of the city's mirage-like, mirror-like nature; who at every point balance out the spatial discrepancies of a city that seems to have erupted out of a series of parallax errors. 

Also by Emeka Okereke —


'I Wonder As I Wander': On Akinbode Akinbiyi

By Emeka Okereke / Berlin


By Emeka Okereke — Neukolln, Berlin

As We Recede

By Emeka Okereke — This project is ongoing. “As We Recede” is a project about Nigeria, one of the most populous..

In Search of Intimacy

By Emeka Okereke / Bangladesh — In February 2020, I travelled across Bangladesh – a distance of over 2000km – in the context of..

Dream Chamber

By Emeka Okereke — In 2018, I took part in a 45-day “road” trip from Lagos, Nigeria to Kigali, Rwanda in the 8th..

Bariga Nights

By Emeka Okereke / Bariga, Lagos — Bariga Nights is a photographic project set in a specific neighbourhood in Lagos, the most populous city of..
Join us
For more access