The global award in photography and sustainability

Medina Dugger

Photographer, Curator, Co-founder of ARTOJA

Medina Dugger is a photographer and independent curator based in Lagos, Nigeria. She began working as a curator for the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) in 2011, a non-profit organization for contemporary African art. Over the last four years, she’s contributed to the organizational and creative development of the foundation and its initiatives and co-curated its yearly exhibitions including, the National Art Competition (NAC) and the Women Artists Project. Dugger was one of the drivers in implementing AAF’s newest initiative, YECA (Youth Empowerment through Contemporary Art) which aims to update the existing fine arts and photography curriculum for public secondary schools in Lagos and provide art classes to students in underserved schools. Dugger has co-curated four editions of the LagosPhoto Festival, the first and only international festival of photography in Nigeria, including three traveling features (GRID: Bi-Annual International Photography Festival (2012) and the Johannesburg Art Fair (2013, 2014)). She’s contributed articles and images to Guernica and Art Base Africa (an AAF project featuring an online database and journal for contemporary African art). Dugger has a Bachelor’s degree in Science and studied photography at the Spéos Institute of Photography, Paris, France.

Medina Dugger