Yesterday, Tuesday 25th August 2015 saw the first day and private viewing of SOUNDS OF AFRICA , the photography exhibition showing the works of Michael Tubi, a renowned and respected London-based documentary photographer, who specialises in capturing the great and the good of the African entertainment scene.
The venue was filled to capacity as friends, family, supporters and patrons of the arts networked and gazed at the awesome pieces displayed – photographs of legends such as Femi Kuti, Hugh Masekela, Salawa Abeni, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, Tiwa savage, Don Jazzy, Shatta Wale to name but a few.
In the midst of champagne and canapés, guests rushed to purchase magnificent pieces: in the space of one hour, Femi Kuti, Tiwa Savag, KWAM1 and Onyeka Onwenu had new owners.
The humble photographer who is typically used to being unseen behind the lens was at once befuddled by being in the spotlight and pleased to be able to share the glory of his work with the world.
The power of Social Media has sent the hashtag #soundsofafrica viral as strangers from far and near are now clamouring to come and view the amazing work while it is still on show.
The exhibition continues for the rest of the week.
Admission – FREE
Exhibition Times –
Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th, 11am – 6pm
Saturday 29th, 11am – 3pm
Venue – Menier Gallery 51 Southwark Street London, SE 1 1RU.
More Pictures from the event:
Pictures credit: Michael Tubes Creations