Francois Beaurain




Welcome to the promised land

Lagos, 2015

Welcome to the promised land is a photo and gif project shot in 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria during a residency at African Artist Foundation (AAF). The project was then shown for the first time for Dey Your Lane exhibition in Bozar in 2016.

Welcome to the promised land is the name of a church at the entrance of Makoko, a famous floating slum of Lagos, that I used for one of the gif of the series. The name of the series can also be interpreted as a reference to the hope that the thousands of migrants who hit Lagos every day in quest of a better future.


The king, 2015

makoko, warrior, lagos, gif,










makoko, nigeria, lagos