Calabar Carnival Photos

The photo experience of a communal celebration through the lens of photographer Paul Gimba

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When African drums boom we can’t help but move. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Can you move like Africans move? (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Carnival in Calabar or carnival on Mars. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Pride of Benin

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Little African angels. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Wickedly winding waists. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

Black, white and spectacular. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

Black, white and spectacular. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Carnival is… colour. Colour. Colour. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Alice would feel right at home in Calabar Wonderland. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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The blazing petals of celebration. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Madame of the dance. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Dance, lady! Dance! (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Gongs of glory (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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An experience capped off with spectacle. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

Neo-traditional African Architecture at NAFEST 2012 (interiors)

To wrap up 2012 we have delightful pictures of modern design traditional African architecture as displayed at the 2012 National Festival (NAFEST) in Nigeria. All photos taken by Africa Ukoh.

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Akwa Ibom state

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Akwa Ibom state

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Rivers state

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Rivers state

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Rivers state

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Osun state

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Osun state

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Osun state

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Osun state

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Osun state

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Niger state

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Niger state

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Niger state

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Niger state

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Kano state

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Kano state

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Kano state

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Kano state

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Nasarrawa state

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Nasarrawa state

Neo-traditional African Architecture at NAFEST 2012 (exteriors)

To wrap up 2012 we have delightful pictures of modern design traditional African architecture as displayed at the 2012 National Festival (NAFEST) in Nigeria. All photos taken by Africa Ukoh.

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Niger State: the Power state

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Bayelsa State

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Rivers State: Treasure Base of the Nation

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Kebbi State: Land of Equity

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Kebbi State

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Benue State: Food Basket of the Nation

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Benue State

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Ogun State: Gateway State

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Ogun state

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Ogun state

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Nasarawa State: Home of Solid Minerals

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Nasarawa State

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Kano State: Centre of Commerce

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Kano State

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Akwa Ibom State: Land of Promise

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Akwa Ibom State

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Niger State: the Power State

Abuja Carnival 2012 in pictures

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Legend tells of a time when man stood hundreds of feet tall from the ground. This fellow must’ve been one of the shorter ones.

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A river of blue dancers for the rhythmic adventurer to swim in.

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It’s lots of fun at carnivals, but it’s also lots of walking. Good thing there are lots of sights and sounds around to make it beautiful experience.

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Wonder what species of butterfly he is?

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The Hunchback of Gwarimpa. Parties with the people by day, eats them at night.

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You have to love a woman with curves who loves to dance.

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Traditional African arts and culture has that mystery about it which is eternally captivating. Especially when placed in a modern environment.