LIGHTS OF BRAZZAVILLE

PHOTOGRAPHS

Art is a light for human life, opening the door to the expression of all feelings, a door to the freedom to be oneself. When I met the artists of the Festival Mabina Danse 2022 I was touched by the commitment and the courage with which each and everyone puts themselves at the service of their art, and puts their art at the service of society, at all times. Dancers, dancers, musicians, visual artists, actors… Through these images I wanted to highlight their immense talent and creativity, which inspired me so much.

The series was produced within the walls of the Diangouaya Art Center, in the Mpissa-Bacongo district, in Brazzaville. This space concentrates exchanges and artistic activities not only during the Mabina Danse festival, which has been taking place for 11 years, but also throughout the year, offering artists and inhabitants an open place for research, residences and rehearsals.

My photographs are both a tribute to the artists, to this place that welcomes them, and to the love of art that inhabits Brazzaville and its inhabitants.

The exhibition is now visible at the Diangouaya Art Center since July 28, 2023; itinerant, it aims to invest in other places, in Congo, in France or elsewhere.

All my gratitude to the artists who shared these moments, and to Chrysogone Diangouaya for his welcome.

Cegras Ndudi / G Miller / Dorcas / Junior / Angelus Wasemo / Nuptia Nzoumba / Goga / Nolida Massamba

Art is a light for human life, opening the door to the expression of all feelings, a door to the freedom to be oneself. When I met the artists of the Festival Mabina Danse 2022 I was touched by the commitment and the courage with which each and everyone puts themselves at the service of their art, and puts their art at the service of society, at all times. Dancers, dancers, musicians, visual artists, actors… Through these images I wanted to highlight their immense talent and creativity, which inspired me so much.

The series was produced within the walls of the Diangouaya Art Center, in the Mpissa-Bacongo district, in Brazzaville. This space concentrates exchanges and artistic activities not only during the Mabina Danse festival, which has been taking place for 11 years, but also throughout the year, offering artists and inhabitants an open place for research, residences and rehearsals.

My photographs are both a tribute to the artists, to this place that welcomes them, and to the love of art that inhabits Brazzaville and its inhabitants.

The exhibition is now visible at the Diangouaya Art Center since July 28, 2023; itinerant, it aims to invest in other places, in Congo, in France or elsewhere.

All my gratitude to the artists who shared these moments, and to Chrysogone Diangouaya for his welcome.

Cegras Ndudi / G Miller / Dorcas / Junior / Angelus Wasemo / Nuptia Nzoumba / Goga / Nolida Massamba

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