EXHIBITIONS   > Waa Dakar

Dakar AFTU buses getting ready for the “bus launch” in front of the old Palais de Justice during the opening ceremony of the Dakar Biennale in May 2016.

“Waa Dakar” — people of Dakar in Wolof — is a series of portraits of the numerous professions which enliven the streets of Dakar. At a time when the urban space is modernizing at a fast pace, these professions are progressively disappearing from the cityscape. Waa Dakar aims to pay homage to these women and men and to bear witness to the history of a city.

As a work in progress, the exhibition premiered at the Dakar Biennale in May of 2016. It consisted of very large prints affixed to the back of city buses which criss-crossed the city for the whole month of the biennial. For the photographer this was  a way to return this portrait of city to its inhabitants, to its main protagonists; the principal visitors of this exhibition would be its subjects.  Part of the series was also presented a Addis Foto Fest in Addis Ababa in December of 2016.