To share her career tips and secrets as well as practical skills, celebrity photographer, TY Bello will be at the Days of Dorcas Photography Workshop.
Born as Toyin Sokefun-Bello, TY Bello is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, photographer and philanthropist. Prior to pursuing a photography career, she was a member of the defunct gospel band Kush and as a solo singer, she is best known for her singles “Greenland”, “Ekundayo”, “This Man”, “Freedom” and “Funmise”. She is also a member of the Nigerian photography collective, Depth of Field.
TY Bello was born in Ogun State. She attained a degree in economics from the University of Lagos and briefly practiced journalism before she ventured into photography. TY Bello was the official photographer to former President Goodluck Jonathan during his tenure in office; she also works with Thisday fashion magazine.
She organizes an annual photography exhibition to raise funds for orphans in Nigeria. She is also the director of Link-a-child, an NGO dedicated to proliferating information on orphanages in Nigeria and seeking sponsorship on their behalf. In July 2011, TY Bello was honored by the non-profit Communication for Change organization in a five-part documentary film series titled RedHot..
TY Bello’s photography workshop at the Days of Dorcas Photography Competition is open to the top 25 participants of the competition. To register, send in your entries on the theme “The Elegance of the African People” via the website: www.art635.gallery/daysofdorcas
Sponsored by foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, the Days of Dorcas Photography Competition is a platform for talented female artists between the ages of 18 – 35 years, to enhance their career in visual arts and photography.
Participation is FREE!
Entries close on Thursday, 17th May 2018. Click HERE to register.