September 17, 2014–July 31, 2016
Chief Alonge’s legacy includes 60 years of photography—an archive of over 3,000 images that represents an unprecedented visual history of Benin royalty and society in the 20th century. His photographs have been compared to the famous bronze plaques of the Benin kingdom, as modern visual records that preserve a history of Edo-speaking peoples.
Major sponsorship for Chief S.O. Alonge: Photographer to the Royal Court of Benin, Nigeria provided by THISDAY Arise TV and Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo, Ocean Marine Security Ltd. Additional support received from Godwin Obaseki, Dr. Gregory Ibe, and Paul Sack.
Oba Dedication and Tusk
Chief S.O. Alonge: Photographer to the Royal Court of Benin, Nigeria is dedicated to His Royal Majesty Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa I, the oba of Benin, Nigeria (reign 1979–present).