1954 Elegbata Marina

1954 Elegbata Marina

1954 St Anna Court - Tinubu Square

1954 St Anna Court - Tinubu Square

Gillian Hopwood Photograph, 1954 of Ebute Ero Wharf

Gillian Hopwood Photograph, 1954 of Ebute Ero Wharf

Gillian Hopwood photograph, 1954, 10 Five Cowrie Creek

Gillian Hopwood photograph, 1954, 10 Five Cowrie Creek

Gillian Hopwood photograph, 1954, Iga Idunganran Entrance

Gillian Hopwood photograph, 1954, Iga Idunganran Entrance

1954 CMS House - Broad Street

1954 CMS House - Broad Street

  • Photographer’s Odyssey
  • Gillian Hopwood

  • March 20 - April 9, 2015

  • The Wheatbaker


  • A Photographer’s Odyssey, an exhibition of black and white photographs taken by Architect Gillian Hopwood in 1954, in conjunction with the release of a book with the same title, presents the growth of Lagos through photographs taken over a 60-year period She photographed iconic buildings and areas in old Lagos, including Central Mosque and Tinubu Square, Holy Cross Cathedral and Upper Broad Street, and the Brazilian Quarter and Onikan.

    The frank, naked and non-judgemental nature of the photographs leaves the viewer to reach his or her own conclusions regarding present day Lagos, whilst the side notes capture the richness of a moment in time.