Stephen Tayo is an autodidact fashion, art, and culture photographer who uses his work as a platform to offer social commentary on wealth, class, race, gender, and identity. Influenced by his undergraduate studies in philosophy and interest in contemporary anthropology, fashion, and social justice, he adopts a multidisciplinary approach to portray the idiosyncrasies of everyday life in Nigeria. Embracing his surroundings as his photography studio, Tayo creates art that is as impactful and thought-provoking as it is beautiful. 

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Which Lagos You Dey 
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Stephen Tayo
Which Lagos You Dey  (2022)
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Stephen Tayo (1994) is a Nigerian artist currently based in Lagos. In 2016, Tayo obtained his BA in Philosophy from the University of Lagos. He has collaborated on various campaigns for clients including Gucci, Nike, Patta, and The New York Times. Tayo's work has received international recognition and has been exhibited at events and spaces such as the Lagos Photo Festival, Palais de Tokyo, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, Aperture New York, Saatchi Gallery, and many others.  He has been nominated for the Dazed 100, the British Fashion Awards and the Future Awards Africa.


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