“Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organisation” is an artist-led initiative founded by Emeka Okereke and registered as a not-for-profit organisation in Nigeria. The pioneer members and participants at the first road trip of the Organization include Ray Daniels Okeugo, Emeka Okereke, Uche Okpa – Iroha, Amaiza Ojeikere, Uche James Iroha, Nike Adesuyi Ojeikere, Lucy Azubuike, Charles Okereke, Chriss Aghana Nwobu and Unoma Giese.
The Organisation works with artists and Individuals in contributing to the patching of numerous gaps and misconceptions posed by frontiers within the 54 countries of Africa through art and photography. Beyond that the organisation hopes to expand its activities beyond issues that relate to geographic borders and other forms of discriminating parameters in photography and arts. It is a platform that also stands as a symbol of exchange of ideas between cultures and people. Read our manifesto for more of our ideals.
As a reflection of our name, our flagship project is The Invisible Borders Trans-African Road Trip Project, a project where about a dozen artists (including photographers, writers, filmmakers and performance artists) collectively take road trips across Africa to explore and participate in various photographic events, festival and exhibitions while engaging on a daily basis with the environment and the people encountered. The emphasis is primarily on the collective journey of the participating artists who, during their momentary stops in capital cities, create photographic, video and textual works that often reflect their individual approach to engaging with local artists, art practitioners and the inhabitants. They also collaborate intensively with colleagues from each of the countries involved. Read more about the Road Trip project.
The organization has participated in / organized a number of workshops and exhibitions, as well as other trans-African projects. We have earned the support of numerous partners across the continent and in Europe and North America. Our work has been featured by CNN, Al-Jazeera, Creative Time, etc. To contact us, use the contact page and specify which of our offices you are interested in reaching. You can support our work by donating, participating, or volunteering.