While the past 10 months saw the world locked in a pandemic-induced paralysis, Azu Nwagbogu, one of Africa’s most influential curators, moved at a breakneck pace. He spent the spring in his hometown of Lagos, Nigeria, planning his annual photo festival, the summer in the U.K. preparing for his exhibition at the Unit London Gallery, and then returned to Lagos for an exhibition which opened this winter.

“This has turned out to be the busiest period of my life,” he says. “It’s great.”