Postcards from Lagos


The other week, Juxtapoz photographer Chris Osburn published a bunch of photos from a recent trip to Nigeria, and he’s calling the series Postcards from Lagos. He reports that Lagos is a place where you have to stay alert, lest you get robbed or run over by a motorcycle, but he still managed to take lots of great shots.

Only a handful of the snapshots are interesting as art, but they’re all interesting for the content — like a notice at a movie theater, politely requesting that patrons leave their outside refreshments, cigarettes, and dangerous weapons at home. (Is there any other kind?) Check out fifteen of the pictures here. And remember, the next time you find yourself at the movies in Lagos, be sure to check your handgun at the box office.

Jeremy Hatch is a writer, musician, and professional bookseller leading a cheerful, aimless life in San Francisco. He is the Junior Literary Editor of the Rumpus and has a blog which he updates once in a while. More from this author →