- Nigeria’s first professional photographer was Jonathan Adagogo Green
- Born in 1873, he was also the chief photographer for the British who laid the foundation for the newly formed colony of Nigeria
- He died in 1905 at the age of 32 and his remains lie in an all-marble tomb, imported from Belgium, in Bonny, Rivers state
Jonathan Adagogo Green, born in 1873 was Nigeria's first and one of the best African photographers.
Green was seen as an important vice for Nigeria's early art movement.
An Ibani young man born into an elite trading family, Jonathan was the chief photographer for the British who laid the foundation for the newly formed colony of Nigeria.
Son of a high chief of a prominent House in Bonny, Rivers state, Green was well-educated and socially very confident, all of which can be glimpsed from his body of work.
He was Nigeria’s first Master Photographer and Artist Photographer with a calling which he used to the highest levels and responsibly.
Green's work was in great demand and his business boomed when Bonny functioned as the administrative centre of the protectorate.
Some of his works are still on display in the British Museum.
In 2012, 76 years after his death, a new research on Green’s life and works entitled: The two worlds of artist/photographer J. A. Green, was conducted by a US-based scholar, Dr. Lisa Aronson of Skidmore College, New York, and was the topic of a lecture in Lagos organised by Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos.
He died in 1905 at the age of 32.
His remains lie in an all-marble tomb, imported from Belgium, in Bonny, Rivers state.
Legit.ng earlier reported that history was made in India on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, when the Indian Navy inducted Shubhangi Swaroop as its first-ever female pilot.
It was gathered that Shubhangi who hails from Uttar Pradesh will soon be flying Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft.
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