20 African photographers you have probably never heard of (and you really should!)

Lagos Photo Festival 2016 officially kicks off and will be running for a month from Saturday 21 October till 21st November 2016.

Launched in 2010, it is currently the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria and prides itself on showcasing the best photography talent the continent and diaspora have to offer. The festival includes exhibitions, events, workshops, artist presentations, discussions and large-scale outdoor installations all in the name of uniting international and local contemporary photography. Find out more here.

So in honour of the snap happy festival, here are 20 of the most talented contemporary African photographers that you've probably never heard of (and really should have!):

1. Mário Macilau 

2.Lakin Ogunbanwo

3. Mohau Modisakeng

4. TY Bello

5. Omar Victor Diop

6. Dawit L. Petros

7. Fabrice Monteiro

8. Namsa Leuba

9. Hassan Hajjaj

10. Ima Mfon

11. asiko

12. Aida Muluneh

13. Zina Saro-Wiwa

14. Zohra Opoku

15. Em'kal Eyongakpa

16. Kadara Enyeasi

17. Emmanuel O Achusim

18. Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou

19. Mauro Pinto

20. Logor

**This article was published on TRUE Africa