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Nationwide Geographic Society Names Azu Nwagbogu Explorer at Massive


Nigerian Curator and Visionary Azu Nwagbogu can be acknowledged as an envoy for the worldwide nonprofit group

WASHINGTON, Jan 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — At present, the Nationwide Geographic Society has appointed Nigerian curator, thinker and visionary Azu Nwagbogu as a Nationwide Geographic Explorer at Massive.

Photograph of Explorer at Massive Azu Nwagbogu

As an Explorer at Massive, Nwagbogu will function an envoy for the Nationwide Geographic Society and obtain help to proceed his storytelling work throughout Africa and globally. The Nationwide Geographic Explorer at Massive title is bestowed on a choose few international changemakers. Nwagbogu joins iconic Nationwide Geographic Explorers corresponding to shahidul alam, Bob Ballard, Sylvia Earle, maya linRodrigo Medellín and the late Thomas Lovejoy.

“As a company grounded in storytelling, we couldn’t be extra thrilled to call Azu to this function,” stated Jill Tiefenthaler, Chief Government Officer, Nationwide Geographic Society. “For over 20 years, he has created and cultivated areas to raise African artwork, tales and the African diaspora globally. Azu is a visionary who understands that so as to break obstacles, we should break new floor in storytelling and we’re excited to work collectively to develop his unbelievable work.”

A world famend curator, Nwagbogu is the Founder and Director of the African Artists’ Basis (AAF), a non-profit group primarily based in Lagos, Nigeria that’s devoted to the promotion and growth of latest African arts and artists. Previous to that, he served because the Interim Director/Head Curator of the Zeitz Museum of Up to date Artwork in South Africa. He additionally serves as Founder and Director of LagosPhoto Competition, an annual worldwide arts pageant of images held in lakes. He’s the creator of Artwork Base Africaa digital area to find and find out about modern African Artwork.

“My ardour for picture making and visible storytelling has been influenced by the work of explorers of all disciplines,” stated Nwagbogu. “To be part of this various neighborhood concerned in addressing the pressing ecological issues of survival, biodiversity, local weather change and different modern problems with the Anthropocene that threaten our frequent humanity is really humbling. I’m honored to be amongst international change makers within the cohort of Nationwide Geographic Explorers at Massive.”

“Azu has spent his profession curating and championing African tales and storytelling expertise,” stated Kaitlin Yarnall, the Society’s Chief Storytelling Officer. “We’re thrilled to acknowledge his work by him and the chance to collaborate with him to assist carry these tales to audiences throughout the globe. Azu’s daring and compelling storytelling work is the embodiment of how the Society creates influence although its neighborhood of Explorers.”

On this function, Nwagbogu will obtain an annual stipend and entry to further grant alternatives from the Society to help work that is aligned with the Society’s mission to light up and shield the surprise of our world.

About Nationwide Geographic Society

The Nationwide Geographic Society is a world nonprofit group that makes use of the ability of science, exploration, training and storytelling to light up and shield the surprise of our world. Since 1888, Nationwide Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, investing in daring individuals and transformative concepts, offering greater than 15,000 grants for work throughout all seven continents, reaching 3 million college students annually by means of training choices, and interesting audiences across the globe by means of signature experiences, tales and content material. To be taught extra, go to or observe us on instagram, Twitter and Fb.

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