Poetic evocation; Rolling Blackout by Philippe Guionie

I walk amidst the acrid dust of the working-class district of Mardjandaffack, I meet people’s gaze; I glimpse white silhouettes.

“I walk amidst the acrid dust of the working-class district of Mardjandaffack, I meet people’s gaze; I glimpse white silhouettes. A harmony of non-verbal communication (passed down by human ancestors) juxtaposed with the violent dynamic of modern-day city living; it defines the contours of an intense yet fragile existence. N’Djamena is right there, in the midst of the nocturnal chaos’’. – Nimrod-

The series of photos entitled “Rolling blackout” is a poetic evocation of the many ill-timed electrical power cuts that punctuate the daily life of inhabitants in this working-class area of Chad’s capital city and, further afield, that of millions of other Africans. [Official Website] [Polka Galerie]
 Philippe Guionie

Philippe Guionie

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